Around ten weeks pregnant, your healthcare provider will offer you non-invasive prenatal screening. This screen is commonly referred to as a non-invasive prenatal test.
You will get information about your baby's development, including information about the risk of a chromosomal disease like Down syndrome.
Unfortunately, when you are taller you have a higher test failure rate and no results come back.
Fortunately, Myriad Women's Health, the sponsor of this article, developed the Myriad Prequel prenatal screening. This is a non-invasive prenatal screening that shows very accurate results for all types of patients, regardless of BMI, race or ethnicity.
I can't wait to tell you all about it, but first let me answer some of the most frequently asked questions about getting non-invasive prenatal screening!
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1. What type of test is non-invasive prenatal screening?
Everything seems pretty intrusive when you are pregnant. Fortunately, this test is aptly named because it is a simple blood test.
This blood test analyzes fragments of DNA from your pregnancy that are floating in your bloodstream. Pretty cool, right ?!
What's even cooler is all the information that these little DNA fragments will give you about your baby.
2. What will I learn from non-invasive prenatal screening?
About a week after your blood test, you should be getting the results from your monitor.
Non-invasive prenatal screening determines your baby's chances of having a chromosomal abnormality associated with certain genetic conditions.
Remember back to health when you discovered the chromosomes?
If you need a boost, most babies get 23 chromosomes from each parent for a total of 46. Some babies have an extra chromosome, and this is called a trisomy. When this happens, children can have health problems such as physical and / or intellectual disabilities. Down syndrome is an example of trisomy.
This screening looks for common trisomies and you also have the opportunity to see if certain pieces of chromosomes are missing (microdeletions). In addition, this screen goes beyond common chromosomes called extended aneuploidy analysis.
Finally, this screen can identify male (XY) and female (XX) sex chromosomes as well as whether your baby has the right amount of sex chromosomes.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, know that most people have reassuring results that their pregnancy is at low risk for these chromosomal differences.
If something does come out during your exam, your healthcare provider will go over everything with you and recommend the next steps. Most often, this is a diagnostic procedure like amniocentesis or CVS.
By having the information provided by non-invasive prenatal screening, you can make informed decisions.
For example, you might consider choosing a different medical facility for your birth that specializes in supporting newborns with chromosomal diseases.
3. How is non-invasive prenatal screening different when you are tall?
When you are taller, the amount of DNA fragments in your blood may be reduced and, because of this, your test results may appear as “no results”.
If this happens, you will have to undergo another test or a more invasive procedure, which can be disappointing.
Some providers recommend testing later in your pregnancy to increase the chances of getting accurate results.
4. What sets the Myriad Prequel Prenatal Screen apart?
Myriad's non-invasive prenatal screening, Prequel with AMPLIFY technology, has the lowest test failure rate in the industry! You will receive reliable results regardless of your weight, age, having twins or whether you have conceived by IVF.
Myriad prides itself on providing human understanding. Their mission is to ensure that every woman has access to transformative genetic knowledge. This means they go above and beyond by offering on-demand consultations with patient educators, who are board-certified genetic counselors, to answer any questions you might have about your test. .
Myriad Women's Health is networked with most of the major insurance plans. They also have financial aid and payment plans available if you have a high deductible insurance plan.
When your healthcare provider talks to you about getting your prenatal non-invasive screening, ask them questions Myriad Prequel prenatal screening.
Learn even more by watching this interesting video.
We hope you have found this information useful when considering getting non-invasive prenatal screening.
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