NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing firm Counsyl has partnered with ARUP Laboratories to offer pre-pregnancy and pregnancy testing for more than 100 recessive genetic disorders.

Under the terms of the deal, ARUP will offer Counsyl's test, which includes spinal muscular atrophy, Smith-Lemli-Opitz, and Tay-Sachs disease, as well as several metabolic ailments. Counsyl's high-throughput technology simultaneously screens for more than 400 genetic variants from one tube of blood, it said.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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