NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Premaitha Health has reported that its cell-free DNA-based screen for fetal aneuploidies performed with perfect sensitivity and specificity.

Trisomies 13, 18, and 21 have been increasing in incidence, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, common screening approaches based on ultrasound findings and other markers have false-positive rates that lead many women to seek an invasive diagnostic procedure like an amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling when it may not be necessary.

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