The test result

Shortest wait time with the PrenaTest®

We know that every day you have to wait for your PrenaTest® result can be a great burden for you. Therefore, we make every effort to keep your waiting time as short as possible.

How quickly will I receive the test result?

After filling the documents, your doctor will take blood from a vein in your arm. Your blood will be sent to our diagnostic laboratory in Konstanz (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), where we will analyze it. We need from the day the sample arrives in our laboratory normally 4-6 business days. (Monday to Friday, without bank holidays). Your doctor will inform you of the result.

 

If the test result is negative – does it mean that my child is healthy?

An unremarkable, negative test result means that the presence of the chromosomal disorders tested in your child can be ruled out with a high degree of accuracy. Nonetheless, your doctor will track the rest of your pregnancy particularly closely. If your child is affected by another illness, the PrenaTest® cannot provide any information about this. The PrenaTest® is also unable to determine certain special forms of chromosomal disorders. For more information, see the section entitled “Limits of the test” and talk to your doctor.

 

If the test result is positive – what’s the next step?

An abnormal, positive test result means that your unborn child is highly likely to have the chromosomal disorder in question. According to medical recommendations, the test result should then be further clarified diagnostically by an invasive examination, generally amniotic fluid testing. This is also necessary because in very rare cases, the chromosomal disorder demonstrated may be present in the placenta, however the unborn child itself is not affected by .

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