GeneSyte™ prenatal genetic testing
Those early weeks and months of pregnancy can be exciting, but they can also be a time of apprehension and concern depending your journey to get to this point. There are a few milestone tests you’re probably going to be offered to check on the health of your baby and NIPS or non-invasive prenatal screening is one of them. You might have heard it called a another name but, just so you know, that’s just one brand for NIPS and frankly, Genea’s GeneSyte™ is better. And let’s be honest, you really want the best with this test not just the one most people have heard of. It’s a bit like the fact we Google things now, not search them.
Anyhoo, enough of all that, here’s why you should go with GeneSyte™. Genea’s GeneSyte™ prenatal genetic testing is a blood test that a pregnant woman can have in the first trimester of pregnancy (as early as 10 weeks), to look for chromosome errors that her baby may have. The most commonly known chromosome error is Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). Now, here’s why it’s important to talk with your doctor about GeneSyte™ :
- GeneSyte™ has the lowest “failure to report” rate of any pre-natal test on the market
- GeneSyte™ results are provided 99.9% of the time*
- GeneSyte™ doesn’t just provide risk scores (like some tests do), we give a result – in other words, we give you an answer.
The reassurance of knowing with GeneSyte™
Our exclusive Australian screening test provides definitive answers on a wider range of chromosomal abnormalities during pregnancy.
Testing as early as 10 weeks
Safer with a simple blood test
Clear and concise results, not just a risk score
Results within 5 working days (ACT 4-6 working days)
How does GeneSyte™ work?
When a woman is pregnant, some of the baby’s DNA crosses the placenta into the mother’s bloodstream. GeneSyte™ is a prenatal test that involves taking a blood sample from the mother and testing for the baby’s DNA. Scientists can then look at the baby’s DNA for changes in chromosome numbers, checking for conditions which are caused by extra or missing chromosomes.
At Genea, through GeneSyte™ we can test all chromosomes. Some of the most commonly known conditions we test for are Down, Edwards and Patau syndromes. GeneSyte™ can also report on the sex of a baby.
What is the difference between GeneSyte™ and other tests on the market?
There are other non-invasive prenatal screening options on the market that sound very similar but quite simply, they are not. The most important thing a patient wants to know is that if she has her blood collected, she will get a result. Some competitors have a 'failure to report' result 3-5% of the time. However, the GeneSyte failure to report rate is just 1.01%^.
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Test timing and results
GeneSyte™ can be conducted anytime from 10 weeks gestation. However, this test works well in combination with a 12-week ultrasound. The 12-week ultrasound looks for the healthy physical growth of a baby, GeneSyte™ looks at the chromosome health of the baby which is just as important.
All blood samples are tested at our Genea lab here in Australia and we have one of the fastest reporting times.
GeneSyte™ costs $460 out of pocket, there is no Medicare rebate. At Genea, we also offer free genetic counselling to all our patients if needed. Our counsellors are highly qualified, specifically in genetics and pregnancy.
Any doctor in Australia can order GeneSyte™. GPs, obstetricians and clinicians at ultrasound units often do. Any referral is accepted, even if a doctor doesn’t have our specific request/referral form. Download Genea Pathology Request form for GeneSyte™ and book a GeneSyte™ test.