What is PrenaTest (NIPT)?

PrenaTest is a safe, accurate, non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), which screens for certain genetic conditions from as early as week 10 of pregnancy.

The test can be done easily with a simple blood draw. Accurate, safe and non-invasive, PrenaTest poses absolutely no risk to the fetus. All that is required is a blood test. 

Goals of NIPT

Benefits of NIPT

Comparison with different Pre-natal methods

What does it screen for?

PrenaTest screens for the most common genetic conditions in a developing baby that are caused by extra or missing chromosomes in the baby’s DNA

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How does it work?

Did you know that fragments of your baby’s DNA circulate freely in your bloodstream?

  • During pregnancy, both mother and the baby’s DNA are present in the maternal blood circulation. The baby’s cell-free DNA will be extracted and/or separated which will then be screened for increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities.
  • PrenaTest uses this DNA to safely and accurately test for Downs Syndrome and other common chromosomal abnormalities
  • PrenaTest is a non-invasive test (NIPT) – there is no risk to your baby or you!!

Why choose PrenaTest?

  1. Competitive Test Pricing
    • More women are able to afford the test
  1. Family Planning
    • Enables couples to make informative decisions on next course of action IF test result is POSITIVE
    • Enables couples to plan ahead of delivery
  1. Safety
    • PrenaTest® is a CE-marked non-invasive molecular genetics blood test. It has successfully completed the conformity assessment procedures required for CE marking, thus proven its efficiency in terms of the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) directive of the European Union
  1. Accuracy
    • 99% accurate reporting for Trimosy 21, 18 and 13 (qPCR and NGS method)
    • 99% accurate reporting for 22q11.2 microdeletion – reported ONLY if cffDNA level is 13% and above (NGS method)

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