NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sera Prognostics said today it has tapped Laboratory Corporation of America to be the exclusive US distributor of Sera's PreTRM test for preterm birth.

Sera noted that LabCorp's existing non-invasive prenatal testing, women's healthcare, and reproductive genetics businesses make it well positioned to drive commercialization of the test.

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