This article has been updated with comments from two commercial NIPT testing labs and a clinical expert.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Results from an undercover performance test of five commercial noninvasive prenatal testing laboratories suggest a need for better quality standards, as three of the labs reported normal results in samples from women who were not even pregnant.

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