neoBona, the non-invasive prenatal test.

By |2018-10-20T17:50:39+00:0019 April, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Safely detects possible chromosomal abnormalities

The future arrival of a new member to your family is always exciting. Already in the firsts weeks, you start asking yourself a thousand questions about your new state and your future baby.

Non-invasive prenatal test is a simple blood test that detects possible abnormalities in the future baby, without any risk associated with amniotic fluid punctures. The test can be carried out from the 10th-week of pregnancy onwards, and you’ll get your results the following week.

neoBona prenatal test benefits

  • Non-invasive test: Unlike amniocentesis, this test analyzes the possible abnormalities in the maternal blood with no risk for the fetus.
  • Fast: It can be done from the 10th-week of pregnancy and results are available in just one week.
  • High diagnostic accuracy: neoBona analyzes the amount of cell-free fetal DNA present in the maternal blood. It provides higher accuracy than conventional first-trimester studies.
  • Reliable: Provides 99% screening sensitivity for Down and Patau syndromes and 97% for Edwards syndrome. It also reduces the number of false positives, saving concerns and additional testing for mothers who do not need it.
  • Safe: Allows taking the most appropriate measures for the mother and the future baby.

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What types of chromosomal abnormalities does it detect?

Most frequent trisomies (21,18 and 13)

  • Down Syndrome: The detection rate for Down Syndrome is 99%. Children with this condition have mild to moderate intellectual impairment, heart defects, and other disorders.
  • Edwards syndrome: The detection rate is 97%. This syndrome has a high rate of miscarriage. Babies with this condition usually have severe malformations and intellectual disabilities. Their life expectancy usually does not exceed 1 year.
  • Patau Syndrome: High detection rate of 99%. Also related to a high rate of miscarriage. Affected infants have a severe intellectual disability, severe congenital heart malformations, and other pathologies. Their life expectancy does not usually exceed the first year of life either.

Alterations in sex chromosomes

  • Turner Syndrome, the absence of an X chromosome in girls (X)
  • Klinefelter Syndrome, the presence of an extra copy of the X chromosome in boys. (XXY)

In addition, the Prenatal Extended Panel test detects other small chromosomes alterations.

If you are interested in the neoBona prenatal test please, book an appointment at Turó Park Medical Center here. We’ll take care of your future baby and you.

About the Author:

Turó Park is a private medical center in Barcelona that provides easy access to healthcare excelence for foreign residents, tourists and local spanish community. Our international team of medical & dental services are provided by 15 specialists. We are proud of our multicultural english-speaking doctors that really understand you: we understand your language, we understand your cultural diversity and, of course we understand your healthcare and medical needs.

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