Natera prenatal test gets extended insurance coverage

By LabPulse.com staff writers

October 8, 2020 -- Healthcare insurer Centene has extended coverage of Natera's Panorama noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) to all pregnant women.

The move comes on the heels of a joint guideline released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) that supports aneuploidy screening options, including NIPT, to all women, regardless of age or baseline pregnancy complication risk.

Panorama identifies a fetus's risk for severe genetic disorders as early as nine weeks into pregnancy using a single-nucleotide polymorphism-based technology to analyze fetal and placental DNA obtained through a blood draw from the mother, the company said.

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