The new non-invasive, safe, reliable prenatal test
PrenatalSAFE, the innovative, simple and safe test for the prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome and of the main fetal chromosomal anomalies.
PrenatalSAFE is a non-invasive exam. With a simple blood sample of the pregnant woman, analyzing the free circulating fetal DNA isolated from a blood sample, she identifies the fetal aneuploidies most frequently found in pregnancy, such as those relating to chromosomes 21, 18, 13, X and Y.
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During pregnancy, some fragments of the fetus’s DNA circulate in the mother’s blood; this DNA contains valuable genetic information about the baby’s chromosomes. Fetal DNA is initially isolated from the plasma component of maternal blood and analyzed through a technologically very advanced analysis process, in order to determine the presence of any chromosomal aneuploidies.
What’s it about
PrenatalSAFE does not involve any risk for the fetus and mother.The test is performed by simply taking a blood sample of the pregnant woman, with a gestational age of at least 10 weeks. Results are delivered within approximately 5-7 days from the date of collection.
What information it can provide
PrenatalSAFE identifies the presence of the following fetal aneuploidies:
- Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
- Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
- Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
- Monosomy X (Turner Syndrome)
- XXX (Trisomy X)
- XXY (Klinefelter syndrome)
- XYY (Jacobs syndrome)
The test also determines fetal sex (XX or XY), additional information very useful for managing the risk of genetic diseases related to the X chromosome, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Hemophilia.
The test also provides for the possibility of carrying out a second level diagnostic examination, which allows to identify the presence in the fetus of structural chromosome alterations and some common micro-election / micro duplication syndromes, such as for example DiGeorge syndrome, Cri-du- chat, Prader-Willi / Angelman, etc.
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