Biocept Announces Agreement with Healthcare Group to Provide COVID-19 Testing to Multi-State Locations

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of molecular technologies designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve outcomes, announces it has entered into an agreement with a healthcare group to provide COVID-19 testing to skilled nursing facilities.  The group operates and supports more than 50 facilities in multiple states, with most located in California, the state with one of the most stringent COVID-19 testing regulations in the U.S. 

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"We began by providing COVID-19 testing services to a few facilities within this group, and they have been impressed by our quick turnaround times, with the vast majority of our COVID-19 testing results reported within 48 hours," said Michael Nall, President and CEO of Biocept.  "They have also been pleased with our attentive customer service, test quality and on-line reporting capabilities.  Our initial service has now expanded into a formal agreement for Biocept to be one of only two labs contracted to provide COVID-19 testing to employees and residents/patients in this system.  We expect that COVID-19 testing volume performed by Biocept for this agreement will vary depending on COVID-19 positivity rates as facilities are required to continue to serially test when one test comes back as positive."

Several of the skilled nursing facilities have implemented Biocept's cutting-edge, new online ordering system for ease-of-use to customers.  Biocept's new systems makes COVID-19 test ordering efficient for clients and streamlines the front-end onboarding process within Biocept's CLIA laboratory, allowing increased testing capacity and decreased costs.  Biocept believes its test performance, quality and customer service are ideal for supporting healthcare facilities to care for their residents and patients as they stay compliant with state mandates.

About Biocept
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 clinically actionable 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 circulating tumor DNA (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. In addition, Biocept recently added COVID 19 testing to support efforts to fight the pandemic. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.

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