Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) – Panorama
At MUMS we offer Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Panorama test .
What is Panorama?
Panorama is a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) that can tell you important information about your pregnancy, from as early as 9 weeks of pregnancy. With Panorama you can find out your baby’s probability for certain chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome. If you so choose, you may also find out the gender of your baby.
How does the Panorama Prenatal Screen work?
During pregnancy, small pieces of DNA from the baby’s placenta crosses into mom’s bloodstream. Panorama uses a blood sample, taken from the mother’s arm, to analyse the baby’s DNA for certain chromosomal conditions that could affect the baby’s health. Panorama poses no danger to your baby, unlike amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling (CVS), which carry a slight probability of miscarriage.
What conditions does Panorama Screen for?
- Trisomy 21 (also called Down syndrome)
- Trisomy 18 (also called Edwards syndrome)
- Trisomy 13 (also called Patau syndrome)
- Monosomy X (also called Turner syndrome)
- Klinefelter syndrome (also called 47, XXY)
- Triple X syndrome (also known as 47, XXX)
- XYY syndrome (also called Jacob’s syndrome or 47, XYY)
- 22q (also called DiGeorge syndrome)
Microdeletions (optional extra cost)
- 1p36 deletion syndrome
- Angelman syndrome
- Cri-du-chat syndrome (also called 5p minus)
- Prader-Willi syndrome
What kind of results will I get from the panorama screening test?
Your report will show one of the following results:
Low-Probability Result: A low probability result means the chance that your baby has one of the chromosome conditions Panorama screens for is very low, which can be reassuring. Most women who have the Panorama screening test will discover their baby is at low probability for the conditions tested.
High-Probability Result: A high probability result means there is an increased probability that your baby has a particular condition. MUMS will talk to you about follow-up testing options, so you can determine if your baby is affected.
No Result: There is also a small chance that NO RESULT will be obtained from your initial sample. In this case, the laboratory may recommend sending another blood sample for re-testing.
When will I get my results?
Most results are available within 7-10 calendar days.
Who should get the Panorama Prenatal screen?
Many pregnant women want to know about the health of their baby. The Panorama prenatal screen is designed for women of any age and ethnicity who are at least 9 weeks pregnant. It cannot currently be used by women who are carrying more than two babies (for example, triplets), multiples conceived using a donor egg or surrogate or those who have received a bone marrow transplant.
*Please note that there are limitations with this test in regard to IVF, Donor Egg, Surrogate and Multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets).
The laboratory regularly update MUMS with new progress in testing so please call MUMS to discuss in detail for up-to-date information.
Learn more at http://www.natera.com/panorama-test