NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera today announced it has signed a new agreement giving LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services the rights to perform the firm's Panorama non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in Canada.

The Panorama blood-based test examines cell-free DNA to screen for chromosomal abnormalities and five clinically relevant deletion mutations.

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