A set of First Trimester Screenings are done between 10 to 13 +6days weeks of pregnancy to screen the growing fetus for underlying suspect chromosomal abnormalities. This screening requires maternal serum or blood samples for a test that includes a combination of biochemical and biophysical markers.
Testing and analysis of the sample are conducted in the lab.
The results are shared within 48 hours
Post-result free genetic counselling is offered to parents to understand the test results better.
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Please note that Prenatal Screening - PrePare I can only be ordered by a physician. They would also be the only person to receive your results and will pass them along to you. If you are unable to find a physician, contact us on 1800-266-5533 & we will organise one for you at no additional cost.
Unless it involves a scan, these tests just requires a maternal blood sample.
The detection rate for these screening tests is ≥95 %.
Although these tests have a high detection rate, they just measure the risk of your child developing the aforementioned chromosomal defects. If you were to test positive for one of the anomalies, your doctor will then recommend further confirmatory testing.
As part of genetic counselling, one of LifeCell’s certified genetic counsellors will help interpret the results after they are shared. This service is absolutely free when given in combination with some of the screening or diagnostic tests.