WHAT IS
TRISOMY TEST +?

Using a non-invasive, safe and painless method, it is now possible to learn a lot more information based solely on a sample of maternal blood. Compared to standard TRISOMY test screening, TRISOMY test + is a premium genetic laboratory screening test that can detect a greater number of chromosomal abnormalities.

Laboratórium

DISORDERS DETECTED BY TRISOMY TEST +

Differences 
TRISOMY test
TRISOMY test +
Trisomy
Down syndrome (trisomy 21)
Down syndrome (trisomy 21)
Trisomy
Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18)
Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18)
Trisomy
Patau syndrome (trisomy 13)
Patau syndrome (trisomy 13)
Sex
Probable
Chromosome-based
Sex chromosome abnormalities
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Turner syndrome (45,X)
Sex chromosome abnormalities
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Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY)
Sex chromosome abnormalities
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XYY syndrome (47,XYY)
Sex chromosome abnormalities
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XXX syndrome (47,XXX)
Microdeletion syndromes
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DiGeorge syndrome (22q11)
Microdeletion syndromes
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Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome (15q11)
Microdeletion syndromes
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Cri-du-chat syndrome (5p15)
Microdeletion syndromes
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1p36 deletion syndrome
Microdeletion syndromes
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Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (4p16.3)
Price
350 €
500 €
Results available within*
5 working days
5 working days

*If a blood sample cannot be processed by the laboratory in accordance with the principles of good laboratory practice, or if the analytical results do not provide an answer to the diagnostic question, the laboratory offers a repeat examination based on the same blood sample free of charge. Under the circumstances, the period for the delivery of test results will change from 5 to 8 days (this generally applies to about 10% of all samples).

WARNING

Due to biological and technological limitations, the accuracy rate related to microdeletion syndromes is lower compared to trisomy 21, 18, and 13. Given the generally low occurrence of microdeletions in the population, there are no studies that would sufficiently validate the actual accuracy of TRISOMY test with regard to these syndromes.

WHO IS TRISOMY TEST + SUITABLE FOR?

TRISOMY test + is designed for pregnant women upon request and following a genetic consultation. It is particularly suitable: 

  • when the mother-to-be has previously been diagnosed with one of the fetal chromosome disorders targeted by TRISOMY test +; 
  • for pregnant women with an increased risk of potential fetal disability caused by one of the syndromes targeted by TRISOMY test +, e.g. based on ultrasound screening results;
  • for enhancing the accuracy of standard TRISOMY test screening (e.g. to detect smaller-scale chromosome aberrations on top of the standard chromosome 21, 18 and 13 syndromes);
  • for detecting trisomy, monosomy, and other, small-scale aberrations associated with chromosomes other than those targeted by standard TRISOMY test screening;
  • for pregnant women who want to avoid amniocentesis or suffer from complications that might increase amniocentesis-related risks, such as a higher risk of spontaneous miscarriage, lower blood coagulation, immunisation risks due to Rh incompatibility (negative Rh factor), the period between the 14th and the 16th weeks of pregnancy, uterus myoma, or placenta praevia.

TRISOMY TEST PROCEDURE

The procedure for TRISOMY test + is identical to standard TRISOMY test screening. Mothers-to-be are referred for the test by a specialist in medical genetics.

Injekcia Blood sampling

Blood samples are taken by a female nurse at your doctor’s office and subsequently sent to the laboratory to be analysed.

Platba Payment for TRISOMY test +

You can pay in cash at the doctor’s office, make a bank transfer, or pay using your credit card via www.medirexplatby.sk. TRISOMY test + is not covered by public health insurance. TRISOMY test + costs 500 €.

Mikroskop Laboratory blood analysis 

You will receive text message notifications from the laboratory throughout the whole procedure.

Výsledky po platbe Test results

As a rule, your TRISOMY test + results will be sent to your doctor within 5 working days of the day your payment is credited to the laboratory account.

Doktor Appointment with your doctor

Your test results will be disclosed and interpreted to you by your doctor, but only upon completion of the 12th week of your pregnancy*. The laboratory cannot provide test results directly to pregnant women.


Following a resolution of the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, the Laboratory provides test results only upon completion of the 12th week of pregnancy.

WHERE CAN I GET TESTED?

Mothers-to-be are referred for the test by a specialist in medical genetics. Click HERE to view a list of physicians offering TRISOMY test +.