VERACITY NIPT to include testing for subchromosomal alterations
We are pleased to announce that testing for subchromosomal alterations will be included in the VERACITY NIPT by the end of the year. With the recent publication of our proof-of-concept study (found here) we have successfully demonstrated that our target capture enrichment technology can efficiently and accurately detect small size sub-chromosomal deletions.
Sub-chromosomal alterations are associated with genetic disorders and syndromes characterized by diverse phenotypes like intellectual disability, behavioral problems and congenital abnormalities. Unlike whole-chromosome aneuploidies, sub-chromosomal alterations do not have a maternal age-associated risk, chemical or ultrasound biomarker that would help in early detection. We therefore expect that their inclusion in our VERACITY NIPT would have enormous clinical significance for healthcare providers and prospective parents alike.
For more information regarding the study design click here to read our CEO Prof. Philippos Patsalis’ interview with GenomeWeb.
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