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FDA Delays Lab Test Changes Until Trump Takes Office

Nov. 18, 2016, 8:03 PM

The FDA said it won’t be regulating laboratory-developed tests anytime soon, a decision that elicited praise from the lab industry and Republican lawmakers Nov. 18.

The FDA will wait until the next presidential administration to move forward with its plan to oversee such tests, the agency said in a statement. The agency was expected to issue final policies on the lab developed tests, known as LDTs, by the end of this year.

Lab test makers, such as Laboratory Corporation of America and Quest Diagnostics, stand to benefit from the delay. The Food and Drug Administration released two...

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