Astonishingly, the Federal Circuit also held that physicians (or researchers) would infringe the patent merely by thinking about the relation between homocysteine and vitamin deficiency when they analyzed an alternative homocysteine test
375 million, releasing DPC's customers of any obligation to pay royalties to CTT for homocysteine test
results obtained using DPC assays in the past.
YorkTest's homocysteine test
, pounds 75 - backed by the British Cardiac Patients' Association - involves sending a pinprick blood sample to a lab.
Is it true that a person needs to have a homocysteine test
Randy Burkholder, associate vice president of policy and advocacy communications at AdvaMed, cites the automated homocysteine test
, which has been a victim of "flawed"--meaning woefully inadequate--reimbursement.
The C-Reactive Protein test measures low-level inflammation, an indicator of heart disease, and the Homocysteine test
screens for risk factors that could lead to heart disease, Alzheimer's and dementia.
The three choices open are to ask the GP's practice whether they can get a homocysteine test
on the NHS, ask their GP to refer them for a private test (about pounds 20-pounds 50), or they can buy a kit and test themselves.
This gives us the possibility for gaining a significant share of the homocysteine test
market," said Yuying Tan, Product Manager and lead researcher for the A/C Portable Enzymatic Homocysteine Assay.
The license includes an initial license fee and payments, releasing Equal Diagnostics (a Genzyme business) customers of any obligation to pay royalties to CTT for homocysteine test
results obtained using Genzyme's Equal Diagnostics assays in the past.
The variance of the reported homocysteine test
results is composed of the sum of variance within the laboratories and variance between laboratories.
The homocysteine test
may be run in a panel in conjunction with Dade Behring's CardioPhase(R) hsCRP, cholesterol, lipids, Apo A1/Apo B, Lp(a), and microalbuminuria tests.
The agreement between CTT and Abbott includes a release to Abbott's customers of any obligation to pay royalties to CTT for homocysteine test
results obtained using Abbott assays in the past.