Drs. Richard Fedorak, Haili Wang Develop Urine Test for Detection of Colonic Polyps

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Metabolomic Technologies, founded by gastroenterologist Richard Fedorak, MD, and colorectal surgeon Haili Wang, MD, have developed PolypDx, a urine test designed to detect polyps before they become cancerous, according to a Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News report.

Dr. Fedorak and Dr. Wang collaborated with the metabolomics group at the University of Alberta in Canada to develop the test, which is currently in beta testing.

The test is designed to detect both colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps. PolypDx has been found to have a sensitivity of 71 percent and specificity of 61 percent.

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