Hayes, Inc. Unveils Laboratory Comparison Tables for GTE Clients

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Custom tools guide payers to select laboratories that best meet their testing needs.

Genetic testing for multiple diseases and conditions is now available throughout the world, with large reference laboratories as well as smaller providers supplying such services. Since laboratories differ with regard to the genetic variants analyzed, the methods used, turnaround times, and costs, payers may struggle to find the most appropriate laboratory providers for their genetic testing needs. To help clients sort through these differences, Hayes, Inc. has added GTE Laboratory Comparison Tables to its Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) offerings.

“We developed this tool in response to requests from clients,” says Dr. Diane Allingham-Hawkins, Director of the Genetic Test Evaluation Program. “Clients choose the particular commercially available genetic test and the laboratories to compare and Hayes gathers the details, including the proprietary test name, methodology, performance characteristics such as analytical sensitivity and specificity, lab turnaround time, CPT codes, list price, and sample reports, if available. Most importantly, we discuss any differences between laboratory offerings and how such differences may impact test outcomes.”

Custom GTE Laboratory Comparison Tables are available to every Hayes GTE client as part of the subscription. The Hayes GTE Program also offers web-based algorithms that provide guidance with regard to the proper application of genetic, genomic, and proteomic tests; coverage policy support; and health technology assessments and evidence reviews for a wide variety of genetic diseases and tests. These resources are designed to bring clarity to the genetic testing puzzle. For additional information about Hayes GTE products and services, visit our website.

Hayes, Inc., an internationally recognized leader in health technology research and consulting, is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality healthcare and improved outcomes through the integration of evidence into decision making and policy development. The unbiased information and comparative-effectiveness analyses we provide enable evidence-based decisions about acquiring, managing, and paying for health technologies. Our worldwide clients include hospitals, healthcare systems, government agencies, health plans, and employers.

For more information about Hayes, Inc., visit http://www.hayesinc.com. Or, contact Hayes, Inc. by mail at 157 S. Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 19446; by telephone at 215.855.0615; by e-mail hayesinfo(at)hayesinc(dot)com; or by fax at 215.855.5218.

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