Did you know that information on your baby’s health can be found in your own bloodstream?
The MaterniT® 21 PLUS test analyzes genetic information that enters your bloodstream from the placenta.
It screens for certain chromosomal abnormalities that could affect your baby’s health and development—such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs, abnormal numbers of X or Y chromosomes)—and can also detect if you’re having a boy or a girl.
A noninvasive blood test
There are many ways to get this genetic information, including methods such as serum screens and diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis.
As a noninvasive prenatal test, MaterniT 21 PLUS is different from both. It has higher detection rates than serum screening,1 and requires only a blood sample from the mother; amniocentesis requires withdrawing fluid from around the developing baby.
Accurate, easy-to-understand results
MaterniT 21 PLUS delivers answers in terms you can easily understand, with clear positive or negative results for well-known chromosomal abnormalities, such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), typically returned within five days.
Also, if you’re carrying twins, MaterniT 21 PLUS can detect common chromosomal abnormalities in your pregnancy as well.
- Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics, Committee on Genetics, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Screening for fetal aneuploidy. Practice Bulletin No. 163. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2016; 127:e123–37.