Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
Panorama is a screening test, which means that this test does not make a final diagnosis. A high risk result means that your pregnancy has a higher chance of having a specific genetic condition. However, you cannot know for sure if your baby has that condition based upon the screening result alone. All medical decisions should be made after discussion with your healthcare provider regarding diagnostic testing during the pregnancy, like chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, or testing the baby after birth.
*SNP, single nucleotide polymorphism
- Prenatal Screen Overview
- Panorama Prenatal Screen Logistics
- Results & Reports
- Costs & Billing
Who should have Panorama prenatal screen?
The Panorama prenatal screen is designed for women of any age and ethnicity who are at least 9 weeks pregnant. It cannot currently be used by women carrying three or more babies (triplets and above), women who have used an egg donor or surrogate carrying more than one baby (twins or triplets), or those who have received a bone marrow transplant.
When should I have Panorama prenatal screen?
Panorama can be performed as early as 9 weeks into the pregnancy.
What are the benefits of having the Panorama prenatal screen?
For a deep dive into our Panorama prenatal screening test, review our Resource Library for guides, research, and other information.
Who can I talk to about my Panorama Prenatal Screen results?
Typically, you will receive your Panorama screen results from the healthcare provider who ordered the test. If you have specific question about your results, we encourage you to schedule a complementary genetic information session with a Natera board certified genetic counselor. Please call 844-778-4700 or go online Natera’s Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.
How do I request the Panorama Prenatal Screen?
What type of sample do I need to submit?
Panorama only requires a simple blood draw from the mom.
What should I be screened for?
Panorama is able to determine the likelihood that the pregnancy could be affected with chromosome abnormalities including Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18, trisomy 13, monosomy X and triploidy. Your doctor may also recommend additional chromosomal conditions (microdeletions) be screened for using Panorama. Microdeletion conditions on Panorama’s extended panel include 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, 1p36 deletion, Cri-du-chat syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome. While it is not the sole purpose of the test, the sex of the baby can also be screened for using Panorama.
How will I know when my results are available?
You will receive your results from your doctor’s office. They may tell you the results over the phone or ask you to come into their office. You can also create an account on Natera’s Patient Portal. This will allow you to track your sample through the testing process.
How are the results reported?
When you get your Panorama results, your report may state the following:
- Low Risk: A Low Risk result indicates that it is unlikely that your baby is affected by one of the conditions on the Panorama panel.
- High Risk: A High Risk result does not mean the baby is affected; rather, it indicates a higher than average chance that the baby has a chromosome abnormality. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you speak with a genetic counselor and/or maternal fetal medicine specialist. You may be offered invasive diagnostic testing such as amniocentesis or CVS. No irreversible pregnancy decisions should ever be made based on a Panorama result alone.
- No Result: In a small percentage of cases, Panorama may not be able to obtain sufficient information from your blood sample to determine an accurate result. If this occurs, a second blood sample may be requested.
What is the cost of the Panorama Prenatal Screen?
The cost of Panorama varies with the prenatal screening panel selected, and your specific insurance coverage. Estimate your out-of-pocket costs using our Test Cost Estimator. For more information about your financial responsibility, please call Natera at 844-778-4700. You may be eligible for a payment plan and/or assistance for financial hardship*.
*Not everyone may qualify. Void where prohibited.
Does my insurance cover the Panorama Prenatal Screen
Insurance coverage for Panorama is contingent on your health insurance plan and coverage benefits. For a link to all the insurance plans Panorama has a contract with as an in-network laboratory, please click here.
How do I Pay my bill?
Please call Natera at 877-869-3052 in order to settle your balance.
Does Natera offer payment plans for the Panorama Prenatal Screen?
Yes, Natera offers payments plans starting as low as $25/month*. Please call Natera at 877-869-3052 to check eligibility and payment plan options.
*Not everyone may qualify. Void where prohibited.
What is an EOB and what amount will it include?
An EOB is NOT a bill. EOB stands for Explanation of Benefits and describes how your insurance plan pays for your test and if there is any additional amount that you may be responsible for. The EOB typically precedes your bill. If you have any questions about your EOB, please call a Natera billing specialist at 877-869-3052.
What is a deductible?
A deductible is the amount of money that you must pay for healthcare service before your insurance company will begin to pay for services. The amount of the deductible is contingent on the type of health insurance plan you select. For example, if your deductible is $1,000, you will be liable for $1,000 out of pocket costs prior to your insurance provider covering your health care expenses.
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If you have product related questions about the Panorama test, you can schedule a complimentary 15 minute genetic information session with one of our board-certified genetic counselors or call 844-778-4700.
If you have billing related questions, you can speak to one of the Natera representatives at 877-869-3052 between 9am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday. Except major holidays.
If you have personal healthcare related questions (i.e., family history, ultrasound finding, healthcare decision making…etc) or would like to take the Panorama test, we encourage you to speak to your healthcare provider.
If you have any other questions, you can speak to a Natera representative at call 844-778-4700 between 9am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday. Except major holidays.