Step by Step Procedure (for future parents)

1. Request PrenatalSAFE® test
Request PrenatalSAFE® test filling in the online requisition form, or calling our Contact Center at +39 06164161500 (12 lines PBX) or at the Toll Free Number 800 501 651 (only from Italy). Once carried out both the order and the payment, you will receive the transport box and the forms to express the consent to the assay. During the order procedure, you will be asked to indicate an address where to send the transport container. The container includes everything you need for the conservation and the protection of the biological samples; inside you will also find a brochure with detailed instructions about the shipping procedure of the biological samples to the laboratory.

Request PrenatalSAFE

2. Book a genetic counseling for free
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, in particular in cases of pathological result. The afore-mentioned topics are summarized in the informed consent form, which must be signed before the test is performed. You can reserve the counseling calling our Contact Center at +39 06164161500 (12 lines PBX) or the Toll Free Number 800 501 651 (only from Italy). Genetic counseling can be requested by phone call.

3. Blood collection
Perform the blood sampling at your trusted gynecologist or referral analysis laboratory, or go to one of the certified facilities of the PrenatalSAFE®network. The day of the test, bring with you the PrenatalSAFE® transport box you received. If you do not have a referral Centre we can suggest you a laboratory/doctor affiliated with Genoma. In fact, thanks to our network of certified facilities, it is possible to make PrenatalSAFE® throughout the Italian territory. Deliver to your doctor the box and the "collection form" already filled out and signed. Have 8-10 ml of blood taken (test tube supplied in the kit), following the instructions provided inside the container. Pack the blood tubes for the shipping by following the instructions provided.

Assignment for blood sampling

4. Fill out the set of forms
Fill out and sign the test requisition and informed consent forms included in the kit received (forms with protocol number), essentials to perform PrenatalSAFE® test on the blood sample collected.

• Requisition Form FACSIMILE
• Informed consent Form FACSIMILE

5. Samples shipping
Ship the samples to the laboratory performing the procedure described in the brochure included into the transport box. In the laboratory the plasma will be separated from the blood samples and the fetal DNA will be isolated, on which PrenatalSAFE® will be performed.

6. 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. The estimated reporting times are approximately 3-7 working days, depending on the type of the test and procedure requested. FAST procedure is currently available for PrenatalSAFE® 3, 5 e Karyo, while it is not available for PrenatalSAFE® Plus e PrenatalSAFE® Karyo Plus.

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 (10-15) days *** 5 (10-15) days  ***
PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE Plus 5 (10-15) days  *** 7 (10-15) 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 10-15 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.