Aetna Inc, Hartford, Conn, recently revised its Clinical Policy Bulletin on Serum Marker Screening for Down Syndrome.
The bulletin was revised to state that Aetna considers measurement of cell-free fetal nucleic acids in maternal blood (eg, MaterniT21 from Sequenom, verifi Prenatal Test from Verinata Health Inc, Harmony Prenatal Test from Ariosa Diagnostics, Panorama Prenatal Test from Natera) medically necessary for testing for fetal aneuploidy (trisomy 13, 18 and 21) in pregnant women with single gestations who meet any of the following indications:
The bulletin was revised to state that measurement of cell-free fetal nucleic acids in maternal blood is experimental and investigational for screening for fetal genotyping for RHD.
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[Source: Aetna Inc]