NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Reference Laboratories today announced a definitive agreement to offer Natera's non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test.

The test, which detects for trisomy 21, 18, and 13 and certain sex-chromosome abnormalities, will be sold by Bio-Reference's GenPath business unit.

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