NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequenom will move its laboratory operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan to its facility in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, the company said today.

Sequenom's cystic fibrosis carrier screen test, which previously ran out of its Grand Rapids lab, will now be performed in the North Carolina location. In addition, as part of the consolidation, the firm said it would discontinue its SensiGene Fetal RHD test.

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