A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.
The company published a quality assurance study for the Panorama test last month and is wrapping up the SMART study, which has enrolled 20,000 women.
The acquisition will allow the firms to provide annotated biospecimens, as well as sequencing, bioinformatics, and lab services to hospitals and clinicians.
The companies will combine their respective technologies to develop mass spectrometry-based proteomics assays for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
A randomized clinical trial from France revealed similar miscarriage rates in women who had cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21 prior to invasive testing.
The $375 million deal marks the integration of Myriad, a leader in the hereditary cancer genetic screening market, with Counsyl, a leader in reproductive genetic screening.
Myriad will merge Counsyl’s reproductive tests with its preventive care business unit into a new business unit called Myriad Women’s Health.
In Q4 Natera tallied revenues of $53.8 million compared to $49.3 million a year ago, falling short of the consensus Wall Street estimate of $57.1 million.
The new funding comes from life sciences investment firm Perceptive Advisors. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan has also joined Counsyl's board.
Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.