Israel to subsidize costly genetic tests for high-risk pregnancies

08.05.2012                      16.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 31 des Omer

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Israel to subsidize costly genetic tests for high-risk pregnancies

The Health Ministry has decided to subsidize the chromosomal microarray analysis, at a cost to the state of an estimated NIS 2 million to NIS 3 million a year.

Starting Tuesday, women with high-risk pregnancies will be allowed to undergo a free advanced genetic test designed for the prenatal diagnosis of genetic abnormalities that other tests are unable to find.
Until now, the test was available only through private medical centers, at a cost of NIS 3,500 to NIS 5,000….