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Excellent questions. I haven't been able to find information on the manner of the swab test. I'd guess that if it was self-swab, Veracyte and JNJ would be talking that up. So it is likely that a physician must administer.

Agreed on possible obstacles to uptake. Veracyte doesn't compare to GH or EXAS in reach or ambition; their growth is rapid and priced accordingly. Veracyte's appeal was that it may be on the precipice of moving into bigger markets. But I may have been mistaken.

In the course of learning more about the test, I found additional material that adds important nuance to the claim of the swab test expanding TAM. Apparently, the $30b number is the overall global lung cancer diagnostic market. The swab test under development has a market opportunity of nearer to $1.9b in the U.S. and $3.9 in the U.S. and E.U. That changes the entire conversation and makes the company much less interesting- it remains a niche firm for now.
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