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Natera Overstates Prenatal Screening Tests’ Accuracy, Suit Says

Feb. 25, 2022, 6:14 PM

Natera Inc. deceptively touts its Panorama prenatal tests as accurate even though they often show false positives for fetal abnormalities, leading to “devastating personal consequences and painful decisions that are premised upon this wrong information,” a proposed class action alleges.

California resident Amanda Law, says she used a Panorama test in 2018 when she lived in Florida. The results showed a “high risk” for several abnormalities.

Although she gave birth to a healthy daughter, Law suffered stress and anxiety during her pregnancy, she says in a suit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. ...