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diaDexus Announces FDA Clearance for New Automated PLAC Test
Date:1/7/2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- diaDexus, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DDXS), a diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of patent-protected in vitro diagnostic products addressing unmet needs in cardiovascular disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing the automated version of its proprietary PLAC® Test. This PLAC Test product format, based on turbidimetric immunoassay (TIA) technology, is designed to run on most clinical chemistry analyzers, significantly expanding the number of clinical labs and physician offices that are able to offer the PLAC Test.

"We are pleased to have this format of our PLAC Test cleared by the FDA. This new automated TIA version addresses the heterophilic interference found in the previous version. We expect to launch the new version of the PLAC Test next quarter," said Patrick Plewman, president and chief executive officer of diaDexus.

About diaDexus, Inc.

diaDexus, Inc., based in South San Francisco, California, is focused on the development and commercialization of patent-protected in vitro diagnostic products addressing unmet needs in cardiovascular disease. The company's PLAC Test for Lp-PLA2 is the only blood test cleared by the FDA to aid in predicting risk for both coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis, the #1 and #3 causes of death, respectively, in the United States. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.diaDexus.com

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This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the company's plans, objectives, expectations
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