This package includes one ultrasound scan and the “Prenatalsafe” DNA Test.
The ultrasound scan is a 10-15 minute 2D scan session and you will get a black and white photo. At this stage, we can confirm the presence of one or more embryos and gestational sacs and assess the gestational age. This can also be known as a “dating scan”. We can confirm the presence of a heartbeat and check the size of the embryo and ensure the baby is the right size for gestational age. We can also ensure the embryo has implanted within the uterus and there is not an ectopic pregnancy occurring.
The “Prenatalsafe” DNA test, included in this package, is a non-invasive test that delivers straightforward answers on the risk of trisomies of chromosome 21 (Down syndrome), 18, and 13 to your pregnancy using a single blood draw.
You will also be tested for potential numerical problems of the X and Y sex chromosomes, rare chromosomal anomalies by checking the number of chromosome 9 and 16, and large-scale chromosome deletions and duplications.
In addition, we will test your sample for 30 disease-causing gene variants that, among others, might lead to diseases like Cystic fibrosis, Beta thalassemia, Sickle cell anemia, Rett syndrome etc.
This package also includes testing your sample for microdeletions that causes disorders like the DiGeorge syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome or the Cri-du-chat syndrome.
In addition, as part of this package, we will test both parents for checking their carrier status for the most common genetic diseases.
For the full list of tested diseases, please visit our center and take the brochure.
A maternal blood sample is taken and the fetal DNA content of the sample is analyzed by molecular biology techniques. Test results are reported back – usually – in 7 business days.