GeneSyte™ prenatal genetic testing
Genea’s GeneSyte™ prenatal genetic testing is a blood test that a pregnant woman can undertake in the first trimester of pregnancy, to look for chromosome errors that her baby may have. The most common known chromosome error is Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). For such an important test, you’ll want to have the best. It’s therefore important to know that GeneSyte™:
- has the lowest “failure to report” rate of any pre-natal tests on the market
- results are provided 99.9% of the time^
- we don’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 screening test in Australia 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?
During a woman’s pregnancy, 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 look for changes in chromosome numbers, checking for conditions which are caused by extra or missing chromosomes. At Genea, we can test all chromosomes but some of the most commonly known diseases 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 products 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 have a result. Some competitors have a 'failure to report' result 3-5% of the time. However, 99.9% of the time^ we provide a result.
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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 growth of a baby, GeneSyte™ is looking for the chromosome health of the baby which is just as important.
All blood samples are tested at our Genea lab and we have one of the fastest reporting times.
GeneSyte™ costs $445 out of pocket, there is no Medicare rebate. At Genea, we also offer free genetic counselling to all our patients if required. Our counsellors are highly qualified, specifically in genetics and pregnancy.
Any doctor in Australia may 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.