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Good Start Genetics, UnitedHealthcare Pen Agreement for Genetic Screening Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Good Start Genetics has become an in-network laboratory partner for a variety of genetic screening tests under a national relationship with UnitedHealthcare, the company said today.

The agreement becomes effective Oct. 15. "We believe Good Start Genetics has set the new standard of care in genetic screening for inherited diseases, and our new relationship with UnitedHealthcare gives tens of millions more Americans access to these important carrier screening tests," Don Hardison, president and chief executive officer of Good Start Genetics, said in a statement.

Good Start Genetics offers a genetic carrier screening service called GeneVu and a preimplantation genetic screening test, EmbryVu, which both use next-generation sequencing technology. UnitedHealthcare covers more than 43 million lives.

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