With early detection in the adenomatous polyp stage, this form of cancer is preventable. Early detection will save lives and reduce treatment costs.

"ADL, with its extensive LC/MS/MS expertise, is very excited to be offering the PolypDx™ non-invasive urine test for its official launch into America," said Aaron Domenico, Chief Operating Officer of ADL.

"Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States. With early detection in the adenomatous polyp stage, this form of cancer is preventable."

PolypDx™ gives doctors a new tool in the prevention of colorectal cancer. In a Canadian-based clinical trial of nearly 1,000 patients, MTI’s PolypDx™ demonstrated significantly higher sensitivity than current fecal-based screening tests to detect adenomatous polyps.

Once screened, patients presenting a risk of adenomatous polyps can be directed to a colonoscopy, during which the adenomatous polyps can be completely and safely removed, thus preventing the progression into colorectal cancer.

PolypDx™ is a simple and effective test requiring only a small urine sample. Early detection and non-invasive ease of use are key distinguishing factors for a screening test in the prevention of colorectal cancer.

PolypDx™ is the flagship product of Metabolomic Technologies Inc. (MTI), a privately held Canadian company based in Edmonton, Alberta. MTI has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with ADL giving them the exclusive licensing and distribution rights to bring PolypDx™ into the US market.

"The partnership and collaboration between MTI and Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories will provide the opportunity for patients to access a simple and accurate test with proven capacity to detect adenomatous colonic polyps and thereby prevent colon cancer," said Dr. Richard Fedorak, President of MTI.

ADL is a full service clinical laboratory with headquarters in the suburbs of Philadelphia providing microbiology, chemistry, toxicology, immunology, virology and molecular testing in 12 states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.