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Next week at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting, LabCorp researchers plan to present results from almost 1,000 triplet pregnancies.

The firm will validate a model system for test development, integrate key test components, and compare Spotlight to other NIPT assays.

Starting in late 2020, public health insurance is expected to pay for NIPT if a trisomy is suspected and this constitutes an "unacceptable burden" for the pregnant woman.

The company's goal is to serve what it sees as a massive but underaddressed target group: Asian women.

The company published a quality assurance study for the Panorama test last month and is wrapping up the SMART study, which has enrolled 20,000 women.

The new method may be useful in future noninvasive prenatal tests that rely on the analysis of DNA from fetal cells instead of cell-free fetal DNA.

The new company, called Inex Innovate, aims by next year to introduce new tests for ovarian cancer and breast cancer in Asian women.

Illumina plans to upgrade all its NIPT customers to version 2 of its VeriSeq solution over the next year.

The company beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom line, driven by sales of its Panorama noninvasive prenatal and Horizon carrier screening tests.

The Cyprus-based company has been offering a cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal test for fetal aneuploidies, called Veracity, since 2015.

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