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Ariosa Signs UK Distribution Deal for Harmony Prenatal Test; Plans to Expand Indications

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Ariosa Diagnostics said today that it is partnering with the Doctors Laboratory to distribute its Harmony Prenatal Test in the UK.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Doctors Laboratory, a clinical pathology testing services organization, will offer the Harmony test to doctors and their pregnant patients. The Doctors Laboratory is based in London with smaller laboratories positioned throughout the UK.

Separately, Ariosa said that it plans to expand the indications for the Harmony test, which analyzes cell-free DNA circulating in maternal blood in order to detect fetal trisomies.

The company said that it will expand the test's indications to include all in vitro fertilization singleton pregnancies, including unrelated egg donor and surrogate pregnancies, but did not provide a timeline for the launch of the expanded test.