Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

$795

Basic Prenatal Panel for $550
Microdeletions impact
all pregnant women equally, regardless of age. When considering age and pregnancy together, the likelihood of a woman under the age of 28 having a child with a microdeletion syndrome is higher than Down syndrome (trisomy 21).

More about Panorama NIPT:

  • Detects baby’s DNA from mom’s blood sample, and screens for chromosomal abnormalities in baby’s DNA
  • Three panel options outlined below, with certain provinces providing funding for the basic test based on eligibility criteria
    • Full Prenatal Panel (Basic + 5 microdeletions): $795
    • Extended Prenatal Panel (Basic + 22q.11.2): $745
    • Basic Prenatal Panel (Trisomy 21, 18, 13, monosomy X, sex chromosome trisomies, triploidy, complete molar pregnancy, fetal sex optional): $550
  • Results made available to your healthcare provider within 10 calendar days from receipt of sample in the lab
  • Appropriate for singleton or twin pregnancies, as well as singleton pregnancies conceived using egg donors or surrogates
  • This test is not informative in pregnancies with 3 or more fetuses, nor for women who have had a bone marrow transplant
  • High sensitivity (>99%) and low false-positive rate (<0.1%)
  • Requires your physician to order the test using the Panorama requisition.
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Know even more with Panorama’s Full Prenatal Panel

Microdeletions

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22q11.2 Deletion syndrome/DiGeorge syndrome

Babies born with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome often have heart defects, immune system problems, and mild-to moderate intellectual disability. They may also have kidney problems, feeding problems, and/or seizures. About one in every 2,000 babies is born with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
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1p36 deletion syndrome

Babies born with 1p36 deletion syndrome have weak muscle tone, heart and other birth defects, intellectual disabilities, and behaviour problems. About half will have seizures. About 1 in 5,000 newborn babies has 1p36 deletion syndrome.
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Angelman syndrome

Babies born with Angelman syndrome often have delayed milestones (like sitting, crawling and walking), seizures, and problems with balance and walking. They can also have severe intellectual disability and most do not develop speech. About 1 in 12,000 babies is born with Angelman syndrome.
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Cri-du-chat syndrome, also known as 5p minus

Babies born with Cri-du-chat syndrome typically have low birth weight, small head size, and decreased muscle tone. Feeding and breathing difficulties are also common. They have moderate-to-severe intellectual disability. About 1 in every 20,000 babies is born with Cri-du-chat syndrome.
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Prader-Willi syndrome

Babies born with Prader-Willi syndrome have low muscle tone and problems with feeding and gaining weight. They also have intellectual disability. As children and adults, they have rapid weight gain and often develop obesity related medical problems. About 1 in 10,000 babies are born with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Why screen for microdeletions?

Detection

These conditions may often go undetected by traditional serum screening and ultrasounds.

Early screening can guide the management of the pregnancy or allow decisions such as delivery in a tertiary centre. For some of the conditions on the screen, early interventions can help reduce the risk of serious complications, as well as improve the health outcomes as the child continues to grow. Being prepared can provide the opportunity to plan for future medical needs such as surgery, medication, occupational therapy, physical therapy and special education.

Unlike Down syndrome, which occurs more frequently in mothers who are 35 and older, microdeletions occur in pregnancies at the same rate for mothers of any age. A 20-year-old has the same risk as a 45-year-old. The total frequency of these syndromes is about 1/10001,2 births, which is comparable to the estimated incidence of Down syndrome of about 1 in 1,000 -1,1004 live births worldwide. Additionally, in most microdeletion cases, there is no previous family history as these chromosomal deletions typically occur by chance in the sperm or egg leading to conception.

Should I get screening for
microdeletions?

All screening during pregnancy is a personal choice. Some patients want as much information as possible; others prefer not to go through any testing at all. Only you know what is best for you. The first step is to talk with your healthcare provider.

TEST DETAILS

Genetic tests yield a wealth of information – some of it unexpected. Consult with your healthcare provider, speak with your family, and ensure you have access to the latest information before proceeding. The field of genetics is always evolving – and so are we.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Test

Have a question about genetic testing? Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) or contact us.
I live outside of Ontario and BC. How can I get a non-invasive prenatal test done?

Contact us, and we can send a kit to you. The kit includes all paperwork and tubes required for you to get your sample drawn.

No. You can receive your results only from your physician.

No. Panorama®  is not appropriate for egg donors.

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How to Access to Genetic Testing

Our Customer Care Team is here to support patients and healthcare provider through this process, please contact us.

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Choose a test with your healthcare provider

Choose a test with your healthcare provider

STEP 3

Get the appropriate forms online

Get the appropriate forms online

STEP 4

Healthcare provider completes forms

Healthcare provider completes forms

STEP 5

Submit sample, requisition and payment* to LifeLabs

Submit sample, requisition and payment* to LifeLabs

STEP 6

Speak to your healthcare provider about your results

Speak to your healthcare provider about your results

*Most tests have provincial funding coverage; however in some cases payment must be required. The list of required documents, funding criteria and pricing is available on the product specific webpage.

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