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What is a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)?

Non-invasive prenatal testing is a new, highly accurate screen for specific chromosome abnormalities like trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), and monosomy X (Turner syndrome).

During pregnancy a small amount of cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) crosses into the mother’s bloodstream. Panorama™ uses sophisticated DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics to analyze the fetal DNA in the mother’s blood and detect aneuploidies (abnormal chromosome numbers).

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