Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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  • Verinata Health Introduces Non-Invasive Prenatal Test
    http://bit.ly/RzZdor

    Verinata Health has introduced a non-invasive prenatal test to detect autosomal and fetal sex chromosome aneuploidies for high-risk pregnancies.

    The expanded indication of verifi prenatal blood test detects Turner syndrome (Monosomy X), Triple X (XXX), Klinefelter syndrome (XXY) and Jacob's syndrome (XYY), in addition to Down syndrome (trisomy 21 or T21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18 or T18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13 or T13).

    The test, which analyzes genetic material, also has the ability to stratify the risk of X-linked disorders such as hemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cases of ambiguous genitalia such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

    KS&A is featured and quoted in press coverage:

        Medical Devices Business Review:  http://bit.ly/TMUiMa
        Sacramento Bee:  http://sacb.ee/Vgas0S     
        Verinata Press Release:  http://bit.ly/RzZdor    
        This news has received widespread coverage in the media.  Click here for Google search return to view the coverage:  http://bit.ly/VyPgVT

    This is another important step in KS&A's efforts to end the "Diagnostic Odyssey."

  • Title: "IVF helps young couple overcome X factor"
    Author:  Lucie van den Berg
    Source:  Herald Sun (Australia)
    Relevance:  47,XXY; Klinefelter Syndrome; Fertility
    Link to Story:  http://bit.ly/uRMRUt
  
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