By Josh Beckerman

 

Shares of Biocept Inc., which provides liquid biopsy tests for cancer patients, rose 12% to 40 cents after hours as the company said it will conduct Covid-19 testing.

Biocept said it has verified a molecular diagnostic test, and plans to begin accepting physician-ordered testing requests for processing beginning April 15.

Biocept's lab will use Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s TaqPath platform and kit.

 

Write to Josh Beckerman at josh.beckerman@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 09, 2020 20:02 ET (00:02 GMT)

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