NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Switzerland's mandatory health insurance (OKP) will reimburse noninvasive prenatal trisomy screening for certain high-risk pregnancies starting July 15, the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (EDI) said today.

OKP will pay for NIPT if standard first trimester screening — a combination of biochemical blood tests and nuchal translucency analysis — indicates a risk higher than 1:1000 for fetal trisomies 21, 18, or 13.

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