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SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid biopsy tests designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients diagnosed with cancer, announces that it has entered into a Laboratory Services Provider Agreement with Beacon Laboratory Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BeaconLBS®), a nationally recognized premier provider of laboratory benefit management technology solutions to health and managed care companies in the United States. BeaconLBS administers laboratory benefit management programs for health plans to improve test ordering efficiency, test appropriateness, affordability, and quality of care for health plan members. To better serve the needs of physicians and patients, BeaconLBS connects them to its Labs-of-Choice™, which are preferred, high-quality laboratories, now including Biocept.
"We are very pleased to become a laboratory services provider for BeaconLBS, which offers innovative laboratory management technology solutions that benefit physicians, patients and payers," said Michael Nall, Biocept's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As a BeaconLBS Lab-of-Choice, more patients will have an opportunity to benefit from our liquid biopsy testing platforms, which can help physicians identify actionable biomarkers in patients diagnosed with cancer and design personalized treatment programs in order to improve outcomes."
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The Company's patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in plasma (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient's disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.
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