Counsyl Strengthens Focus on Preventive Genetic Testing for Women’s Health

Genetic testing firm announces product upgrades and milestone of
700,000 patients screened

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Counsyl,
a DNA testing and genetic counseling service has deepened its focus on
women’s health, announcing several milestones and business updates,
including upgrades to its flagship carrier screen, the Family
Prep Screen
.

As the U.S. market leader in expanded carrier screening, Counsyl has now
screened more than 700,000 patients and identified more than 8,000
couples at-risk of passing inherited genetic disorders to their
children. The company has also provided over 54,000 genetic counseling
sessions to patients, delivered by its team of board certified genetic
counselors.

The upgraded Family Prep Screen includes an intelligent panel design
that maximizes coverage for the most prevalent serious and profound
genetic conditions. The upgraded version will be generally available in
Q2 and will see its at-risk couple detection rate increase by
approximately 16 percent, an industry leading rate for clinically
actionable conditions.

In order to strengthen its focus on women’s health, Counsyl is also
moving forward with a consolidated sales channel, focused on serving the
needs of its core women’s health patients and providers. The company is
releasing its dedicated oncology sales team, which accounts for
approximately five (5) percent of the workforce, during the month of
January. Counsyl will continue to develop and support its Inherited
Cancer Screen test for preventive screening applications.

“We’re proud to have offered important health information to more than
700,000 patients, and are committed to continue providing screening
tools that help to improve women’s health and enable healthcare
providers to deliver the best medical care. We have a unique opportunity
to strengthen our leadership role in preventive genetic testing for
Women’s Health applications,” said Ramji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO
of Counsyl.

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a DNA testing and genetic counseling service. We’re committed
to helping patients understand their DNA and how it can inform important
health decisions. Whether it’s starting a family or evaluating risk for
cancer, Counsyl’s DNA tests provide patients with early awareness about
genetic conditions, so they can live informed and prepare for the
future. Counsyl has screened more than 700,000 patients and served more
than 10,000 healthcare professionals. For more information, visit www.counsyl.com.

Contacts

Counsyl
Donelle M. Gregory
press@counsyl.com