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diaDexus is a privately owned diagnostic, located in South San Francisco, California.

It was founded in 1997 as a joint venture between SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Incyte.


diaDexus focuses on developing and commercializing in vitro diagnosis protected by patents to meet the unmet needs in cardiovascular disease.


The company has exclusive licenses for certain diagnosis, the PLAC ® Test for Lp-PLA 2.

It is the only blood test approved by the FDA for the assessment of cardiovascular risk (coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis).


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