This article has been updated to correct that since May, Counsyl no longer offers its carrier screening test without a doctor's order and to include additional comments from a Counsyl official.

By Julia Karow

Ambry Genetics over the next four to six weeks plans to start offering a commercial genetic carrier-screening test that uses targeted sequencing to screen for known variants involved in more than 90 severe or common genetic diseases with onset in childhood.

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