Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in your life. There’s so much anticipation as the weeks go by.
Along with this excitement, there can also be worries about your health and your baby’s health. Especially if your doctor suggests prenatal screening.
Some screening efforts such as ultrasound can be unreliable, while some diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis can be uncomfortably invasive.
At La Vie we offer Panorama Prenatal Screening. It’s a safe, and non-invasive procedure that will help you learn about the health of your baby.
What does Panorama screen for?
Panorama is an accurate screen that analyzes fetal DNA. It looks for microdeletions (small pieces of missing chromosomes) that can cause chromosomal abnormalities. You can be offered this screen as early as 9 weeks into your pregnancy, and you’ll receive results within 10 days.
Panorama screens for:
- Down syndrome
- Edwards syndrome
- Patau syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- DiGeorge syndrome
- Angelman syndrome
- Cri-du-chat syndrome
- Prader-Willi syndrome
Is Panorama Prenatal Screening right for you?
Panorama may be right for you if you’re concerned your baby is at an increased risk of developing a chromosomal abnormality.
One of the risks includes being over 35, although the likelihood of chromosomal syndromes can affect pregnant women of any age. Other risks include a family history of chromosomal abnormalities, and blood, serum screen or ultrasound results that suggest abnormalities.
What will the results tell me?
The results will give you an indication of microdeletions, however it is a screening test, not a diagnostic test. If you receive a high-risk result, it does not confirm that your baby has a microdeletion. It will be important for you and your physician to discuss what your best options for screenings are and any follow-ups that are necessary.
How can I get the Panorama Prenatal Screen?
Find out if this non-invasive procedure is right for you by speaking with your physician at La Vie. Book your appointment now.