Step by Step Procedure (for physicians)

1. Offer PrenatalSAFE® test
 
Offer, in your office/centre PrenatalSAFE® test to future mothers. Fill in the online requisition form, or call at +39 06164161500 (12 lines PBX) or at the Toll Free Number 800 501 651 (only from Italy). The Transport container will be delivered within 48 hours from your request. The box includes everything you need for the protection and conservation of biological specimens; inside you will find a brochure with detailed instructions on the shipping procedure of the biological samples.

Offer PrenatalSAFE



2. Perform the blood sampling
 
Collect 8-10 ml of blood (a single tube), following the instructions included in the shipping box. Pack the blood tubes for the shipping following the aforementioned instructions.

Assignment for blood sampling



3. Fill in the forms included in the kit
 
Fill in and sign the test requisition form and the informed consent forms included in the kit you received (forms with the protocol number), essential to perform PrenatalSAFE® test on the blood sample collected.

• Requisition Form FACSIMILE
• Informed consent Form FACSIMILE



4. Ship samples to our lab
 
Ship samples to the lab following the procedure described in the brochure you can find inside the Transport container. The biological specimens will be delivered to GENOMA within 24 hours from the shipping. In the lab, plasma will be separated from blood samples and the fetal DNA isolated, and from that, PrenatalSAFE® test will be performed




5. Results receiving
 
3-7 working days from the receiving of the samples, you will receive PrenatalSAFE® outcome in the method specified during the order. The test report will be sent via e-mail. You can also decide to receive the result by regular mail. Otherwise, you can acquire the online report by accessing the reserved area for the laboratory reports.

Thanks to the FAST procedure§, PrenatalSAFE® test results will be available after just 3-4 working days.

Type of the exam FAST Procedure STANDARD Procedure
PrenatalSAFE® 3  3 days 3 days
PrenatalSAFE® 5  3 days 3 days
PrenatalSAFE® Plus 5 days 7 days
PrenatalSAFE® Karyo 4 days 5 days
PrenatalSAFE® Karyo Plus 5 days 7 days
PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE 4 (10) days *** 5 (10) days  ***
PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE Plus 5 (10) days  *** 7 (10) days ***

*** PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE test report consists of two different reports: the first concerning the non-invasive analysis of the fetal karyotype that will be provided in 4 working days, and the second concerning inherited or de novo insurgence genetic pathologies and will be available after 10 working days.

§ The above-mentioned reporting times, however, are not peremptory and could be extended in case of exam repetition, not optimal results, diagnostic investigations, or interpretative doubts.


 

6. Book a genetic counseling for free
 
In case of positive or uncertain result, invite the patient to book genetic counseling.
Genoma centre offers a free genetic counseling, both pre- and post- test, in order to inform the pregnant women about the purposes of the analysis, the achievable results and the emerged findings at the completion of the exam. Genetic counseling can be requested by phone call.

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