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Exagen Featured in Eight Scientific Presentations at The 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago
ALBUQUERQUE, NM and SAN DIEGO, CA, Oct 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Exagen Diagostics, the exclusive providers of AVISE® testing, announced today that a total of eight scientific presentations have been accepted at this year’s 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting being held in Chicago, IL, October 19 - 24. The new data on display will highlight their proprietary lupus biomarkers, Cell-bound Complement Activation Products (CB-CAPs), as well as a first-of-its-kind health economic outcome evaluation of the impact AVISE Lupus can have on an earlier lupus diagnosis.
According to Dr. Thierry Dervieux, Chief Scientific Officer at Exagen, “We are proud to have our science recognized at such an important event as it will educate clinicians on the latest discoveries across the full spectrum of our advanced laboratory testing. If we look at the adoption rate of our tests within the rheumatology community, it is clear that doctors recognize the value we provide as a specialty reference lab and that is because we invest in the evidence to establish the clinical validity, clinical utility and impact on health economics of our assays for clinicians and payers.”
Exagen offers laboratory tests that address some of the most difficult to diagnose connective tissue diseases including lupus, where patients report waiting an average of 6 years for an accurate diagnosis from the time symptoms start. According to Ron Rocca, CEO at Exagen, “We are an organization that is patient focused, and discovery driven, so sharing 8 novel abstracts at the largest rheumatology conference in the world speaks to the very heart of what our organization has set out to do. Our goal is to improve the lives of patients, and that is why we continue to build on the already impressive body of evidence demonstrating the superiority of our advanced lab tests in diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of patients with autoimmune conditions including connective tissue diseases, SLE and rheumatoid arthritis.”