What is Panorama?
Panorama is a non-invasive DNA screening test that can tell you important information about your pregnancy, as early as nine weeks of gestation. With Panorama, you can find out for the likelihood of your baby having a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome, and all that’s required is a sample of your blood. If you so choose, you may also find out the gender of your baby.
What Panorama Screens For:
Panorama® is the only non-invasive prenatal screening test that distinguishes between fetal and maternal cell-free DNA thanks to SNP-based sequencing and Natera’s proprietary algorithm. Using advanced bioin formatics techniques, Panorama screens for a broad panel of chromosomal conditions, including:
- Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
- Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
- Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
Sex Chromosome Abnormalities:
- Monosomy X (Turner syndrome)
- Klinefelter syndrome
- Triple X syndrome
- XYY syndrome
- 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
- 1p36 deletion syndrome
- Prader Willi syndrome
- Angelman syndrome
- Cri-du-chat syndrome
- Gender of the Baby (optional)
Is Panorama right for me?
According to the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD), non-invasive prenatal testing, including Panorama, is appropriate as a primary screening test for pregnant women of all ages. Down syndrome and certain other chromosomal conditions occur more frequently in babies born to mothers over 35 years old. Other conditions for which Panorama screens – such as microdeletion syndromes–occur with the same frequency in babies, regardless of the mother’s age.
Currently, Panorama cannot be used in the following types of pregnancies:
- Multiple gestation pregnancies
- Pregnancies that are using an egg donor or a surrogate
- Pregnant women who are bone marrow transplant recipients