NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a new microarray-based assay for pan-ethnic carrier testing, which will be available to customers beginning next month.

The panel, called CarrierScan, is designed to cover more than 6,000 genomic variants across 600 inherited disease genes, consolidating content that Thermo Fisher said can otherwise require the use of multiple different tests and tools or even outsourcing certain tests to other labs.

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