myPrenatal®, the non-invasive prenatal test
At Clinica Tambre we advocate the use of state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to complement our assisted reproduction treatments and during pregnancy.
MyPrenatal® is an advanced prenatal screening test, which analyses cell-free foetal DNA and studies the possible existence of chromosomal abnormalities. Using the most advanced technology, MyPrenatal® provides the most reliable information we can obtain. MyPrenatal® is a test that is performed through a simple blood test and has the capacity to detect three of the most frequent trisomies in the foetus: Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome, as well as two sex chromosomal alterations: Turner syndrome (45,X) and Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY).
The standard test usually performed during the first trimester of pregnancy is called conventional screening, the result of which only provides a statistical index of the risk of the foetus having one of the syndromes mentioned above, classified as low, intermediate, or high risk.
However, at Tambre we go a step further in non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPT), as myPrenatal® has been developed by Veritas Intercontinental, The Genome Company, a world leader in DNA sequencing and interpretation. Its professional team is made up of recognised experts in prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling, and they are recognized as pioneers in the development and introduction of NIPT in Europe.
MyPrenatal® has arrived at our centre to provide more accurate information to parents-to-be about the genetic status of their offspring, as it directly analyses cell-free foetal DNA and also, reveals the sex of the baby.
The most advanced test: myPrenatal® GenomeScreen
In addition, the Veritas team offers GenomeScreen, a test that allows us to expand the information by performing a more complete screening that includes:
-Genetic alterations affecting only part of a chromosome. The foetal DNA is analysed to detect the loss or gain of large DNA fragments, which often cause disorders such as developmental or cognitive delay, among others.
-Alterations in all chromosomes. This option allows the analysis to be extended to the rest of the foetal chromosomes, including less frequent alterations in the number of chromosomes, mainly related to foetal loss or other structural anomalies.
How and when can I undergo the myPrenatal® test?
The blood test should be performed from the 10th week of gestation (in both single and twin pregnancies) and is carried out at Tambre, so that our patients do not have to travel unnecessarily. Our Nursing Team will then send the sample to the laboratory and notify you when the result is ready within in 5 working days.
Why choose myPrenatal®?
myPrenatal® is a complete, easy to perform, safe, accurate and fast test. Moreover, this non-invasive prenatal test is suitable for twin pregnancies and assisted reproduction treatment patients, even in the cases where IVF has involved a gamete donation.
If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact our specialists!