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Panorama NIPT

What is Panorama NIPT?

The Panorama test is one of the Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests that we can perform from just 10 weeks into your pregnancy. It can screen for a range of different conditions, including Down’s Syndrome, Edward’s Syndrome, and Patau’s Syndrome. We can also check for sex chromosome conditions and other genetic abnormalities such as 22Q DiGeorge Syndrome. The test can tell you if your baby is at high or low probability of each condition.

Why this test?

  • Accurate screening for Down’s syndrome and other forms of trisomy
  • Optional screening for sex chromosome conditions
  • Screens for 22Q DiGeorge Syndrome

What you will receive

  • Full report on your Panorama NIPT results
  • High or low probability result for each condition
  • Complete ultrasound scan report

When Should You Have Panorama NIPT?

The Panorama test is a safe, simple blood test that can be performed any time from 10 weeks. It can detect any kind of trisomy, including the three most common forms, Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes, and it provides optional screening for sex chromosome conditions. It will also check for less common genetic abnormalities called 22Q DiGeorge Syndrome.

NIPT is suitable for all pregnancies and is particularly important if you are at higher probability of chromosomal or genetic abnormalities, for example due to your medical history or age. The Panorama test covers the widest range of conditions, but it does take a little longer for the results to get back to you. It is a good choice if you are concerned about issues such as 22Q DiGeorge Syndrome that are not screened for by the other types of NIPT.

The results will reveal whether your baby is at high or low probability of each condition. A low probability result for Down’s syndrome would mean that there was a 1 in 10,000 chance that your baby had the condition. A high probability result for Down’s syndrome would mean that there is more than a 99% chance that your baby is affected.

What to Expect

  • Panorama NIPT can be performed from 10 weeks. We recommend that you have the test before your nuchal scan.
  • We will perform an ultrasound scan at the start of the appointment to check on your baby.
  • NIPT is a simple blood test. We’ll just take a small sample to send to the lab for the Panorama test. It will usually take about 7-14 days to get the results back.
  • You will get a full report on the results that tells you if your baby is at high or low probability of each of the conditions that was included in the test.
  • If any of the results suggest that your baby is at higher probability, you will be able to discuss this with one of our experts or your own antenatal care provider. You may want to arrange further tests, such as amniocentesis, to confirm the result.

Arranging Your Panorama NIPT

You can have the Panorama test at our clinic in Cheshire at any time after 10 weeks. We recommend having NIPT before your Nuchal scan. You can book your NIPT appointment through our online system or get in touch to discuss your options.

 

Please note in the circumstance that during your appointment an ultrasound scan is performed but we do not proceed to the NIPT, a fee of £120 (£180 for evening/weekend appointments) will be charged for the appointment only. If booked online, £380 will be refunded to you.

Please note Anticoagulation therapy (blood thinners such as Clexane) can increase the possibility of receiving No Result for your NIPT. Please leave as long between administering your dose and your NIPT appointment as possible. For example, if you administer in the evening and have an early morning appointment, either change to an appointment late in the day, or refrain from your evening dose. If you administer in the morning, refrain from that dose until after your appointment. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact our team admin@thebirthcompany.co.uk.

For further information please see below:
Anticoagulation Therapy Publication

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