Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
Panorama is a blood-based genetic, prenatal screening test of the pregnant mom that screens for common chromosomal conditions that affect a baby’s health. Panorama uses unique SNP*-based technology to deliver the most accurate NIPT on the market.
Panorama can be performed as early as nine weeks gestation. Most results will be returned to your doctor within 5-7 calendar days.
*SNP, single nucleotide polymorphism
Panorama, the #1 NIPT, is the most reliable way of non-invasively assessing a baby’s health from a single blood draw from the mother
Panorama offers a personalized risk score, which indicates whether your baby is at high or low risk for genetic disease. Your report could state the following:
A low risk result indicates that it is very unlikely that your baby is affected by one of the conditions on the Panorama panel.
A high risk result does not mean your baby has a chromosomal abnormality; rather, it indicates a very high probability that your baby may have that condition. 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.
In a small percentage of cases, Panorama may not be able to obtain suffcient information from your blood sample to determine an accurate result. If this occurs, a second blood sample may be requested.
Among commercially available NIPTs, Panorama has the highest published accuracy in determining the sex of the baby.
Reporting sex of the baby
Among commercially available NIPTs, Panorama has the highest published accuracy in determining the sex of the baby. Panorama’s ability to analyze SNPs unique to the Y chromosome and to detect the presence of vanishing twin pregnancies helps to overcome causes of inaccurate reporting of fetal sex common with other technologies.
If the mother is a known carrier of a genetic condition, or if there is a known family history of an x-linked condition, (for example, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) determination of the baby’s sex by NIPT can help determine the need for further diagnostic testing in the pregnancy.
Panorama is the only prenatal blood test that can tell you whether your twins are identical or fraternal.