BRISBANE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant patients, today announces that new data regarding the clinical utility of AlloSure will be presented at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting (ASN) taking place in New Orleans from November 2-5, 2017.
In the beginning of October CareDx launched AlloSure following completion of the MolDX Technical Assessment process and subsequent Medicare coverage. AlloSure marks a new path in the surveillance of Kidney Transplant patients by directly monitoring the health of the organ through the measurement of donor-derived cell-free DNA.
Suphamai Bunnapradist, MD at UCLA will be presenting "Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Improves DSA-Informed Diagnosis of ABMR in Kidney Transplant Patients" at a session covering diagnosis and treatment of kidney transplantation on November 3, 2017. The presentation will discuss the combined use of donor-derived cell-free DNA measurement by AlloSure and detection of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) to diagnose active antibody mediated rejection. In particular, the combination of positive
AlloSure and positive DSA have a much higher positive predictive value for antibody mediated rejection than previous use of DSA positivity alone.
"In addition to the published data describing the use of AlloSure by itself to identify rejection, the data we are presenting at ASN highlights the potential to use AlloSure with DSA to identify antibody mediated rejection specifically," said Stanley Jordan, MD at Cedar Sinai and lead author on the abstract that will be presented at ASN. "We have incorporated AlloSure into our clinical practice and have already experienced this clinical utility in detecting rejection earlier."
CareDx, Inc., headquartered in Brisbane, California, is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant recipients. CareDx offers products across the transplant testing continuum, including AlloMap® and AlloSure™ for post-transplant surveillance and Olerup SSP®, Olerup QTYPE®, and Olerup SBT™ for pre-transplant HLA testing.
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