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.

The doctor or lab 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 a few working days.

WHAT SHOULD I ASK MY DOCTOR?

WHAT IS A PRENATAL TEST?

It 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.

HIGHLY ACCURATE

>99% detection rate

SAFE

No risk of fetal miscarriage

Non-invasive test using a simple blood draw from the arm with no risk for the mother and the fetus

FAST

Can be done from 10 weeks Results in 4-7 working days

TRUSTED

Validated in three multi-center studies using thousands of samples. Used by health professionals around the world.

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 ACCURATE AND SAFE IS IT?

VERACITY directly tests fetal DNA, therefore, it provides the highest accuracy (>99%) in the detection of the most common fetal aneuploidies and microdeletions.

VERACITY is safe for your baby as it only requires a simple blood draw from the mother, which is not associated with the risk of miscarriage unlike invasive methods like CVS and amniocentesis.

First Trimester
Screening
Invasive
Prenatal Diagnosis
Type of Test
Screening that measures likelihood of trisomies 21, 18 and 13, and X, Y aneuploidies, and four microdeletions. Screening test that measures likelihood of trisomies 21, 18, and 13. Diagnostic test to determine chromosome abnormalities.
Method
Blood draw from 10th week of pregnancy. Blood draw and ultrasound between 11th and 14th weeks of pregnancy.

CVS: Chorionic villus sampling between 10th and 12th weeks of pregnancy.

Amniocentesis: Sampling of amniotic fluid using a needle through the abdomen between 15th and 20th weeks of pregnancy.

Risks
Safe. No risks to mother or child. Safe. No risks to mother or child. About 0.5% risk of fetal loss because of inherent invasiveness of the procedure used to obtain fetal material.
Accuracy
Higher than 99% for trisomy 21, 18 and 13 and several other anomalies. 80-95% for trisomy 21, 18 and 13. Higher than 99% for trisomy 21, 18 and 13 and several other anomalies.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR VERACITY?

No. All pregnant women of any age or risk category can do the VERACITY test. Although the frequency for such genetic conditions rises with the mother’s age, they can happen in any pregnancy.

Your doctor will inform you about the level of your risk.

HOW EARLY IN MY PREGNANCY CAN I TAKE THE VERACITY TEST?

One of the advantages of VERACITY is that you can take the test as early as the 10th week of your pregnancy and quickly obtain accurate results!

HOW CAN I TAKE THE VERACITY TEST?

  • BE AT LEAST 10 WEEKS PREGNANT
  • ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT TAKING VERACITY
  • VISIT YOUR DOCTOR TO HAVE A SINGLE BLOOD DRAW
  • WE WILL ANALYZE THE BLOOD SAMPLE IN OUR LABORATORIES
  • WE WILL SEND YOUR RESULTS TO YOUR DOCTOR IN 4-7 WORKING DAYS

FAQ

  • What is NIPT?

    NIPT is a non-invasive prenatal test which analyzes cell-free DNA in the mother’s blood to identify genetic syndromes such as trisomies and sex chromosome aneuploidies in the fetus.

  • What is VERACITY?

    VERACITY is a new generation non-invasive prenatal test that analyses cell-free DNA extracted from the mother’s blood to detect fetal genetic disorders. VERACITY can accurately detect trisomies Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome. VERACITY also tests for syndromes caused by sex chromosome aneuploidies and microdeletions as well as, provides the option to know the gender of the baby. VERACITY is a robust reliable non-invasive prenatal test that has been validated for singleton and twin pregnancies, and can also be used in IVF pregnancies.

  • Why is VERACITY important to me?

    Non-invasive prenatal testing is important because it provides a safe and accurate way to test the baby before birth for genetic disorders, the most common of which is Down syndrome. Before the introduction of this revolutionary test, the options to test for Down syndrome were either screening methods like ultrasound combined with other lab testing which have low accuracy (approximately 80-95%) or high accuracy prenatal diagnosis that uses invasive methods [e.g. amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling (CVS)] which have 0.5% risk for miscarriage. VERACITY is a new generation non-invasive prenatal test that has significantly greater accuracy (>99%) and no risk for miscarriage.

  • What are Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome?

    Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome are genetic disorders caused by chromosomal trisomies. Down syndrome is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 whereas Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome are caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18 and chromosome 13, respectively. Down syndrome is characterized by intellectual impairment and congenital abnormalities. Down syndrome occurs approximately in 1 in 700 pregnancies but is more frequent in pregnancies in women over 35. Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome are less common occurring in 1 in 3000 and 1 in 10000 pregnancies, respectively. Edwards and Patau syndromes are characterized by severe congenital abnormalities and rarely survive past the first year of life.

    Ask your doctor about using VERACITY to detect these fetal trisomies.

  • What are sex chromosome aneuploidies?

    Sex chromosome aneuploidies are genetic diseases caused by the presence or absence of a sex chromosome. The 23rd pair of chromosomes determine the sex of an individual. Women have two X chromosomes and men have one X and one Y chromosome. There are four major sex chromosome aneuploidies:

    • Turner syndrome is characterized by the presence of a single X chromosome.
    • Triple X syndrome is characterized by the presence of three X chromosomes.
    • Klinefelter syndrome is characterized by the presence of two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome.
    • Jacob syndrome is characterized by the presence of one X chromosome and two Y chromosomes.

    Ask your doctor about using VERACITY to detect these fetal chromosomal aneuploidies.

  • What are microdeletions?

    Microdeletions are genetic conditions caused by the loss of a part of a chromosome. Microdeletions are characterized by congenital abnormalities and intellectual impairment. The severity of the symptoms varies depending on the size and location of the microdeletion. The most common microdeletion syndrome is DiGeorge syndrome which occurs approximately once in 1000 pregnancies. The prevalence of DiGeorge syndrome increases to 1 in 100 in pregnancies with major structural anomalies such as congenital heart disease.

  • Why should I choose VERACITY?

    VERACITY is a new generation non-invasive prenatal test with unparalleled accuracy. VERACITY can be done for all pregnancies after the 10th week of pregnancy and pregnancies conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

    The high accuracy of VERACITY has been demonstrated in several clinical validation studies using thousands of samples. VERACITY is fast, providing results to your doctor in a few days upon sample receipt to our laboratory. VERACITY is a safe test for both the mother and the fetus because it is performed using a simple blood draw.

  • How is the VERACITY test done?

    VERACITY requires a blood draw which is perfomed by your doctor or healthcare provider. The blood sample is sent to our laboratory and the results are provided to your doctor in few days. Your doctor or healthcare provider will discuss your VERACITY results and provide counseling.

  • How much does VERACITY cost?

    VERACITY is a new generation targeted non-invasive prenatal test. Its unique state-of-the-art design that confers unparalled accuracy also makes it a highly affordable test for the detection of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies. Please contact your healthcare provider regarding the cost of VERACITY and payment options in your country.

  • I have other questions. Where can I find additional information?

    Please contact your doctor or healthcare provider for additional information.

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