Blog Articles

Panorama™ — Prenatal Test

11 March 2021

The Panorama ™ – Prenatal Test is the first analytical test of maternal blood that enables the detection of the most common chromosomal changes in fetal development, starting at 9 weeks of gestation. 

Due to its sequencing system directed from polymorphic regions and analysis of SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms), which allows the isolation of fetal DNA for study without interference from maternal DNA, the Panorama™ – Prenatal Test is considered by many experts as technically and technologically superior.

The Panorama™ – Prenatal Test is the only test in the market that enables the detection of triploidy and “vanishing twins”, avoiding errors and incomplete results, while also providing information on the % of fetal DNA fraction in the results, in addition to the screening of changes in chromosomes 21, 18, 13 and X (Down, Edwards, Patau and Turner syndromes, respectively) – starting at 9 weeks of pregnancy.

In addition to the Panorama ™ – Prenatal Test, AQUALAB also offers the Panorama™ – Prenatal Test – Extended – the first non-invasive analytical test able to assess changes in chromosomes 21, 18, 13 and X, triploidy, fetal sex + microdeletions (analysis of loss of genetic material associated with DiGeorge, Prader-Willi, Angelman, Cri-du-Chat and monosomy 1p36 syndromes).

The Panorama ™ – Prenatal Test is available in AQUALAB – Clinical and Public Health Laboratory, and in the REDELAB (Portuguese Group of Clinical Analysis Laboratories) Laboratories of Clinical Analysis, found all over the country, including the archipelagos. We have over 350 service outlets, available to every client, from Clinical to Social.

In case of a high risk result, the AQUALAB Clinical Laboratory offers karyotyping through molecular biology technique – CarioChip Prenatal.