Non Invasive Prenatal Test – Veracity
Non Invasive Prenatal Test (N.I.P.T)
During pregnancy, fetal DNA travels from the placenta to the mother’s blood stream and circulates along with her own DNA. VERACITY is a new generation non-invasive prenatal test that accurately measures the fetal cell-free DNA in the maternal blood to detect the presence of fetal aneuploidies and microdeletions. VERACITY has been validated for both singleton, twin and vanishing twin pregnancies.
The doctor or lab collects a blood sample from the mother’s arm and sends it to our state-of-the-art laboratories for analysis. At the laboratory, cell-free DNA is isolated from the mother’s blood and analyzed using our proprietary, new generation analytic and bioinformatic technology. Results are provided to your doctor in a few working days.
New Generation Non Invasive Prenatal Test
- What should I ask my doctor?
- Validated for singleton and twin pregnancies
- Applicable also for IVF pregnancies
- Preferred for its accuracy, robustness and affordability
WHAT SHOULD I ASK MY DOCTOR?
WHAT IS A PRENATAL TEST?
It is a test that a pregnant woman can take to check for genetic conditions of the fetus before birth.
WHAT TYPES OF PRENATAL TESTS ARE AVAILABLE?
During the first trimester, you will be offered a screening test which includes an ultrasound and a biochemical blood test. In combination with other parameters such as the mother’s age, the risk of specific genetic conditions occurring in the fetus is estimated without actually testing fetal DNA. The accuracy of this screening test is low (80 – 95%).
If the prenatal screening indicates that the fetus has a high risk of having a genetic condition, your doctor will recommend an invasive test such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. These invasive tests are highly accurate (>99%) but they have approximately 1 in 200 chance of causing a miscarriage.
Now, with VERACITY, you have the option of taking a highly accurate (>99%) and safe non-invasive prenatal test.
>99% detection rate
No risk of fetal miscarriage
Non-invasive test using a simple blood draw from the arm with no risk for the mother and the fetus
Can be done from 10 weeks Results in 4-7 working days
Validated in three multi-center studies using thousands of samples. Used by health professionals around the world.