NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Following a number of recent developments in the field of noninvasive prenatal testing, at least some test providers are confident that most insurance companies will cover their tests for pregnancies of all risks going forward.

These developments include the fact that a number of health insurance providers are now covering NIPT for fetal aneuploidy screening in women of all risk groups, and that professional societies issued guidelines that no longer restrict the use of NIPT to high-risk women.

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