NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today said that it has signed an agreement to offer a non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera.

The Panorama test uses cell-free fetal DNA in circulating maternal blood to screen for trisomy 21, 18, and 13, as well as monosomy X. It can be used as early as the ninth week of pregnancy, the firms said.

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