Reporting Times

Thanks to the recent introduction in the clinical practice of the PrenatalSAFE® screening test of the new high-resolution FAST  technology (reading depth ~ 30 million sequences), the results of the test is available from 3 working days, maintaining the same levels of sensitivity and specificity of the test. 

From today the FAST procedure is applicable to all PrenatalSAFE® screening tests

Type of exam TAT*
PrenatalSAFE® 3  3 days
PrenatalSAFE® 5  3 days
PrenatalSAFE® Plus 7 days
PrenatalSAFE® Karyo 5 days
PrenatalSAFE® Karyo Plus 7 days
PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE 5 (10) days **
PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE Plus 7 (10) days **

* Turnaround Time (TAT) is the time taken from receipt of the sample in the laboratory
to final authorisation of the results in our Laboratory Information System

** The report of the PrenatalSAFE® COMPLETE test consists of two different reports: the first refers to the non-invasive analysis of the fetal karyotype that will be provided in 5 or 7 working days, and the second relating to genetic diseases inherited and/or de novo which will be available in 10 working days. The abovementioned reporting times, however, are not peremptory and could be prolonged in case of repetitions of the test, not optimal results, diagnostic investigations or interpretative doubts.