What is a Prenatal test?

Veracity is a test that a pregnant woman can take to check for genetic conditions of the fetus before birth.

What types of Prenatal tests are available?

     During the first trimester, you will be offered a screening test which includes an ultrasound and a biochemical blood test. In combination with other parameters such as the mother’s age, the risk of specific genetic conditions occurring in the fetus is estimated without actually testing fetal DNA. The accuracy of this screening test is low (80 – 95%).
If the prenatal screening indicates that the fetus has a high risk of having a genetic condition, your doctor will recommend an invasive test such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. These invasive tests are highly accurate (>99%) but they have approximately 1 in 200 chance of causing a miscarriage.
Now, with VERACITY, you have the option of taking a highly accurate (>99%) and safe non-invasive prenatal test.

How does the Veracity work?

During pregnancy, fetal DNA travels from the placenta to the mother’s blood stream and circulates along with her own DNA. VERACITY is a new generation non-invasive prenatal test that accurately measures the fetal cell-free DNA in the maternal blood to detect the presence of fetal aneuploidies and microdeletions. VERACITY has been validated for both singleton, twin and vanishing twin pregnancies.
Laboratory Bodimed collects a blood sample from the mother’s arm and sends it to our state-of-the-art laboratories for analysis. At the laboratory, cell-free DNA is isolated from the mother’s blood and analyzed using our proprietary, new generation analytic and bioinformatic technology. Results are provided to your doctor in 10 working days.

What does Veracity test for?

Autosomal Aneuploidies

  • Down syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)
  • Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13)

Sex chromosome aneuploidies

  • Turner syndrome (Monosomy X)
  • Triple X syndrome (Trisomy X)
  • Klinefelter syndrome (XXY)
  • Jacobs syndrome (XYY)
  • XXYY syndrome

Microdeletions

  • DiGeorge syndrome (22q11.2)
  • 1p36 deletion syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome (17p11.2)
  • Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (4p16.3)

How can I take the Veracity test?

    • Be at least 10 weeks pregnant
    • Ask your doctor about taking Veracity
    • Visit our laboratory to have a single blood draw
    • BODIMED will send the sample for analysis to the NIPD

We will send your result to your doctor in 10 workings days

If you have more questions

If you have more questions you can contact us on e-mail: office@bodimed.com

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