1. REQUEST THE TEST OR BOOK A GENETIC COUNSELING
The FetalDNA test can be carried out starting from 10 weeks pregnant.
You can request the FetalDNA test by completing the online application form or by calling the number 06 8505 (r.a.), toll-free number 800 617617, our dedicated number 345.8740439 (active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)or the secretariat of the Genetics Institute 06.8505841.
Our medical staff is available to provide free genetic counseling pre and post test.
2. CHOOSE WHERE TO MAKE THE BLOOD TEST
You can perform blood collection:
- at the Altamedica Centers of Viale Liegi, 45 in Rome or L. Go Schuster, 1 in Milan
- at the Centers of the Altamedica network (contact us to know all the available Centers)
- at your doctor’s office
- at home (contact us to know the modalities)
Our operators will provide you with all the information to complete the procedure.
3. RECEIVE THE LAB REPORTS
The results will be available within 5 working days (except for Total Screen: 8 days)
- at the Center or the doctor’s office where you have taken the sample.
- by email to your chosen address;
- by consulting the “Online reports” area on the site www.refertiartemisia.it by entering the PID that you will be provided directly on site or after the arrival of the sample;
- By telephone at the number 06.8505804/841 by communicating the PID received at the time of acceptance.
The results provided are clear and easy to understand:
“POSITIVE” result – Genetic anomaly detected (High Risk)
Indicates that the test produced a result compatible with a fetal chromosomal aneuploidy or with a microdeletion between those studied in the test. The reliability of the result is shown in the “Results” section of the medical report and in the “Test accuracy” section of the technical report. This result indicates that the fetus has one of the pathological conditions indicated in the limits of reliability of the test which, as established by the ministerial rules, will then have to be confirmed by an invasive diagnostic test. The recommended follow-up is an invasive prenatal diagnosis test – Amniocentesis or CVS Test – which will be carried out in a totally free form (sampling and analysis) at our internationally renowned Centre. The geneticist, in the genetic counseling, will explain in detail the result of the test and will advise to confirm the result by prenatal invasive diagnosis. In no way can you appeal to the Law 194/78 on the voluntary termination of pregnancy without first confirming the result of the test by amniocentesis or CVS Test.
“NEGATIVE” result – Genetic anomaly not detected (Low Risk)
Indicates that the test did not detect a result compatible with a fetal chromosomal aneuploidy or with a microdeletion between those studied in the test. The reliability of the result is shown in the “Results” section of the medical report and in the “Test accuracy” section of the technical report. This result indicates that the fetus does not present aneuploidies at the level of the investigated chromosomes, but does not ensure that the fetus is healthy for such anomalies.
In some cases the test may produce a not optimal result. In this case it will be necessary to take a new blood sample in order to repeat the examination.
In other cases the test could provide a result indicating a suspected presence of chromosomal aneuploidy (borderline result). It will therefore be advised to confirm the result by prenatal invasive diagnosis.