[9.] "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
." From "When Patents Threaten Science," Science, December 1, 2006.
The negotiated agreement between CTT and DPC includes an up-front license fee of $1.375 million, releasing DPC's customers of any obligation to pay royalties to CTT for homocysteine test
results obtained using DPC assays in the past.
The homocysteine test
, CPT 83090, has been used in our office for the last five years.
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 Anglo-Norwegian in vitro diagnostics company Axis-Shield Plc said on Friday (29 April) that it had reached an out-of-court settlement with the US company Competitive Technologies Inc regarding the latter's US patent that governs usage of homocysteine test
results in the determination of patient vitamin status.
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.' To find a private clinic which offers the test, call Axis-Shield on 01382- 422000.
The variance of the reported homocysteine test
results is composed of the sum of variance within the laboratories and variance between laboratories.
The company will extend its franchise by providing homocysteine tests
to Catch's customers, which include blue-chip laboratory diagnostics companies.
It would create timely procedures for approving, reviewing, and reconsidering payment decisions for new and existing diagnostic tests, such as homocysteine tests
used in detecting the risk for coronary disease.
Among our patients who had abnormal methylmalonic acid and total homocysteine tests
, the highest Cbl reading was 238 pg/mL.