Risikofreier pränataler Trisomie-Test

Trisomy Sensor

The Trisomy Sensor provides information about chromosomal defects frequently occurring in the embryo.

Chromosomal disorders and their consequences

If chromosomes in some or all cells of the body are not duplicated but tripled, we speak of a so-called trisomy. Depending on which chromosome has this anomaly, this can have different consequences.

The tripling of the 21st chromosome is particularly frequent. Trisomy 21 is also known as Down’s syndrome and is estimated to affect one in 700 newborns. Other common chromosomal disorders include Pätau syndrome (trisomy 13) and Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18).

A non-invasive prenatal test provides clarity

With the help of prenatal diagnostics, it is possible to check before birth whether a fetus has a trisomy. For this purpose, for example, an amniocentesis can be performed.

However, this has the disadvantage that it burdens the expectant mother and increases the risk of miscarriage. For this reason, it is advisable to give preference to non-invasive procedures such as those we use for our Trisomy Sensor.

How the Trisomy Sensor works

For our Trisomy Sensor, our laboratory performs an analysis of the blood sample sent to us. The most common chromosomal abnormalities are trisomy 13, 18, and 21 and anomalies of the sex chromosomes.

As this is a non-invasive test, the examination does not pose a risk to the expectant mother or the unborn child.

After a successful analysis, we summarize the test results in a written evaluation containing all relevant information.

With the help of our Trisomy Sensor, it is possible to detect expected malformations early on and, with the right measures, to make a significant contribution to the development of affected children.

The Trisomy Sensor at a glance:

  • Examination for trisomy 13, 18 and 21
  • Checking for sex chromosome abnormalities
  • Reliable results from the 10th week of pregnancy onwards
  • Risk-free analysis procedure
  • Reliable test execution by our laboratory
  • Written evaluation of the test results

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