In rare instances, NIPT finds mother’s cancer

Sequenom Laboratories, providers of MaterniT21 Plus and other lab-developed noninvasive prenatal tests, is telling the public about a tiny proportion of cases in which its best-known test has revealed a genetic profile suggestive of cancer in the mother. The cases highlight the importance of ob-gyns working with laboratories to order follow-up testing as well as proper genetic counseling, Sequenom officials say.

My latest in the “Put It on the Board” section of CAP TODAY. Read the whole shebang.