The story has been updated to include comments from Counsyl. 

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Earlier this month, Quest Diagnostics launched an expanded carrier screening test that uses next-generation sequencing to screen for 22 heritable diseases. Quest's offering is the latest entry in the growing market of NGS-based carrier screening tests that includes providers such as Good Start Genetics, Counsyl, and GenePeeks.

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