Fattening DTC Trend, California Start-Up Offers Prenatal Genetic Tests for 100+ Diseases

Counsyl's microarray-based test, which costs $349 for an individual or $698 for a couple, is covered by "some insurers," according to the New York Times.

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One of the biggest unmet

One of the biggest unmet needs in this emerging online market is the need to help consumers get reliable information about all the testing options and to access appropriate genetic services to help understand all the benefits and limitations of testing. Here is a link to more information about "genetic testing in pregnancy" that was prepared by our Genetic Counselor and which has links to some useful resources for those considering testing: http://www.accessdna.com/condition/Genetic_Testing_in_Pregnancy/668. There is also a number listed for anyone who wants to speak to a genetic counselor by phone. I hope it helps. Thanks, AccessDNA