Why does reporting on all chromosomes matter? Chromosomes are how cells transfer genetic information as a baby develops, and extra or missing parts of chromosomes, or whole chromosome changes, can impact the health of a baby.
What will MaterniT GENOME tell me?
Like most noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPTs), MaterniT GENOME can tell you if you screen positive or negative for trisomies 21 (Down syndrome), 18 (Edwards syndrome), and 13 (Patau syndrome), and if you’re having a boy or a girl.
But it can also find other chromosomal changes that may go undiagnosed at birth. Having information about these chromosomal changes before birth can help ensure your baby receives the proper and necessary support.
Results delivered clearly and quickly
Results from the MaterniT GENOME test are typically available within five days after your sample has been received in the laboratory. And while some NIPTs give you a risk score, MaterniT GENOME ensures screening results are communicated clearly—as positives or negatives.
Whole chromosomes analyzed by most NIPTs
Most noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) analyze information from select chromosomes. But changes can be found in all chromosomes—which is why MaterniT® GENOME analyzes them all.