Panorama ™ Test

Panorama™  is the most accurate and complete non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT) that currently exists. It presents no danger to the mother or the baby and delivers more accuracy than any other NIPTs.


Why Panorama™  test?

Panorama™  gives you a personalized risk score and informs you if your baby is at high risk or low risk for certain common chromosomal abnormalities such as Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13 and Monosomy X.


Panorama™  uses a simple blood sample from the mother to look at the baby’s DNA in order to see if there is evidence of certain chromosomal abnormalities that could affect the baby’s health. If available, the baby’s father can provide a cheek swab to increase the chance Panorama™  will be able to give you an accurate result.

You can get your Panorama™  test results within 15 business days.


The Value of Panorama™  over other NIPTs and conventional methods

  • Comprehensive clinical coverage.
    Identifying common chromosomal abnormalities
    >99% accuracy for Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18,  Trisomy 13 and 92% for Monosomy X
    at levels as low as 4% of fetal DNA fraction
  • Superior accuracy over other NIPTs available, including high positive predictive value (PPV).
  • Consistently high levels of detection across all chromosomes evaluated
  • Highest levels of sensitivity and lowest levels of false positives of all NIPTs, even at low fetal fractions
  • Accurate results as early as 9* weeks gestation
  • The only NIPT that uses the advanced science afforded by SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) to give you the most accurate and complete information on the common chromosomal abnormalities.
  • A safe and convenient method that can help you avoid invasive fetal testing.
  • Uses a simple blood sample from the mother

Panorama™  delivers more accuracy and outperforms the results obtained by other NIPTs or conventional screening methods that can lead to a relatively high number of false positive and false negative results.

Diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) have a slight risk for pregnancy complications including miscarriage. For these reasons, many mothers choose instead the test Panorama that offers peace of mind for parents

Understanding your results

It is important to remind you that Panorama™ is a screening test and is not meant to give a definitive diagnosis on the state of the fetus that you are carrying.

This test detects most cases of missing or extra copies of chromosomes tested, but it cannot detect 100% of cases.

  • If the results show a “low risk”, it means that the probability that your baby has one of the chromosomal abnormalities that we are looking for is low, but not zero. (ex: 1/10 000)
  • If the results show a “high risk”, it means that the probability that your baby has one of the chromosomal abnormalities that we are looking for is high, though not 100% certain (ex: 99/100). At this stage, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor to address any emotional issues raised by the results of the test and take advantage of all the attention and support you need. An amniocentesis will most likely be recommended.

There is also a remote possibility that no results can be obtained from your original sample. In most of these cases, we will recommend another sample.


Who can get the Panorama™ test?

The Panorama™ test is intended for all women as early as 9* weeks gestation.

Some women have a higher chance of their baby being affected with certain conditions because of their age, their family histories, abnormal ultrasound findings or blood test results. Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) like the Panorama™  test is recommended.

However, it is not intended for women carrying more than one baby (twins or triplets), gestational carriers, women who received an oocyte donation or who have received a bone marrow transplant.

If you have concerns, the first step is to talk with your doctor. He/she will be able to answer your questions about the different options available so you can find your peace of mind.