Juno Diagnostics Lowers Barriers to Noninvasive Prenatal Testing With At-Home Sample Collection
The Hazel assay uses finger prick amounts of blood, from which it immediately separates plasma that can be shipped at room temperature for chromosomal analysis.
The company is positioning the blood-based test as an alternative to invasive chorionic villus sampling, the current standard in Denmark.
ACOG Guidelines Recommend NIPT for All Pregnancies Regardless of Risk
The organization had previously only recommended the use of noninvasive prenatal testing in individuals 35 and older or with other known risk factors.
Bionano Genomics Expecting Clinical Validation Studies to Drive Platform Adoption
The firm is hoping that researcher-generated data will soon be published in peer-reviewed papers, while it weathers the COVID-19 pandemic.
A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.