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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (U.S. FDA re: safe and reliable test results)



Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

 Take Action and let Congress know you want safe and reliable test results!

Report language nestled in a House Appropriations bill up for vote in committee this week would delay the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from finalizing guidance to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The FDA's proposed guidance would ensure that LDTs are safe, accurate and reliable. A laboratory developed test is anything from a BRCA genetic test, to a CA-125 blood test. Click here to take action now.

Why is it important to have the FDA regulate LDTs?
These tests are increasingly used to guide complex medical treatment decisions. The consequences of inaccurate test results, such as false positives, can result in the unnecessary removal of a woman's ovaries. It is critical that patients know their test results can be trusted.....

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