NGS-Based NIPT for Comprehensive Detection of Rare Chromosomal Conditions


Illumina has launched VeriSeq NIPT Solution v2, a CE-IVD, an NGS-based approach to noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). The automated solution allows laboratories to screen for a broader range of chromosomal and sub-chromosomal conditions associated with birth defects and adverse pregnancy outcomes than the standard NIPT menu. VeriSeq NIPT Solution v2 provides accurate information about fetal chromosomal status as early as 10 weeks of gestation using a single maternal blood draw. This noninvasive test provides an option to screen for aneuploidy in all autosomes, chromosomes X & Y, and partial deletions and duplications greater than 7 Mb across the genome. Due to its high-sensitivity and high-specificity (low false-positive and false-negative rates), NGS-based NIPT minimizes the need for invasive testing procedures. The automated, solution provides reagents, instruments, installation and training, and allows laboratories to process up to 96 samples in about one day.


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