NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera officials said this week that the firm's focus on the average-risk pregnancy market for its noninvasive prenatal test has given it a competitive advantage both for its Panorama NIPT as well as its Horizon carrier screening test.

In addition, the firm said this week that 17 health insurance plans representing 55 million covered lives have begun reimbursing for NIPT for average-risk pregnancies.

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