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BABY DNA TEST

Non-Invasive Fetal DNA Testing

WHAT IS BABY DNA TEST?

There are many prenatal screening options. However, compared to noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), traditional screening methods have lower accuracy and higher false-positive rates. Tests such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are accurate but carry a 1-2% risk of miscarriage. 

Baby DNA Test is a non-invasive prenatal test, it requires taking a small 10 ml sample of maternal blood that allows the detection of:

TRISOMY:

A trisomy is a type of aneuploidy in which there are three chromosomes instead of the usual pair. This additional genetic material can cause dysmorphic features, birth defects, and varying degrees of intellectual disability.

DELETIONS:

They are defined as a group of clinically recognizable disorders characterized by a small deletion of a chromosomal segment. The size and position of the deletion determine which clinical features manifest and how severe they are. Clinical features of deletions may include developmental delays and intellectual disability, growth, feeding difficulties, low muscle tone, seizures, dysmorphic features, and a pattern of various malformations.

SEX CHROMOSOME ANEUPLOIDIES:

Sex chromosome aneuploidy is defined as a numerical abnormality of an X or Y chromosome, with the addition or loss of an entire X or Y chromosome. Although most cases of sex chromosome aneuploidies are generally mild without intellectual disability, some have a well-established phenotype.

WHAT IS DETECTED WITH THE BABY DNA TEST?

  • Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome).
  • Trisomy 18 (Edward Syndrome).
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).
  • Chromosomal Numerical Aneuploidies and 84 types of Microdeletion / Duplication Syndrome.
  • fetal sex.

BABY DNA TEST IS INDICATED FOR:

  • Advanced maternal age at delivery. 
  • History of a pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality.
  • Certain ultrasound findings that indicate an increased risk of T21, T18, or T13.
   
SUITABLE FORINSURANCESAWINGSIMPLERESPONSE TIME
Pregnant women from week 9 of pregnancyNon-invasive and without risk of abortionProven sensitivity >99% based on a study of nearly 147.000 pregnancies*Only a small 10 ml maternal blood sample is needed for the test 15 working days

*Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Trisomy 21, 18 and 13 - Clinical Experience from 146,958 Pregnancies - Wei Wang et al, Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

2 PRESENTATIONS

BABY DNA TEST BASIC:

Detection of some of the most common trisomies: 

  • 1. Trisomy 21 (Down's Syndrome)
  • 2. Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • 3. Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • 4. Sex of the fetus.

BABY DNA TEST PLUS:

Offers expanded detection options covering:

  • 1. Chromosomal numerical aneuploidies
  • 2. 84 types of microdeletion/duplication syndromes.
  • 3. Sex of the fetus.
  • 4. Trisomies 21,18,13.