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In the lead up to trying to conceive and from the first moment you realised you are pregnant, you have wanted to do everything you can to protect the growing life inside of you. From eating the right foods to taking your supplements, your focus is on doing everything you can to ensure the health of your unborn baby. Now that you are pregnant, most health care professionals will advise you to undertake first trimester screening to test for any abnormalities.
GeneSyte represents 30 years of experience in reproductive medicine and is the first non-invasive prenatal screening which is completely processed in Australia. A comprehensive, safe, and fast screening process that provides you with results within five to seven working days. All it takes is a simple blood test making it much safer for you and your baby. GeneSyte works on the principle that when you are pregnant, some of your baby’s DNA crosses the placenta into your bloodstream. Our testing allows us to identify it in a sample of your blood and check for the conditions which are caused by extra or missing chromosomes.
We know you have questions, and our team of fertility specialists have tried to answer your most common questions about GeneSyte.
Genea’s GeneSyte screens for the widest range of chromosome conditions offering you peace of mind about the health of your baby, inclusive of:
Carrying an extra copy of chromosome 21 causes Down syndrome, the most common chromosome disorder affecting approximately one in every 660 pregnancies in Australia. People born with Down syndrome have some characteristic physical features, health and development challenges and some level of intellectual disability.
Carrying an extra copy of chromosome 18 causes Edwards syndrome, the second most common chromosome disorder affecting approximately one in every 1,100 pregnancies in Australia. Edwards syndrome is associated with a high rate of miscarriage and babies born with the condition have a significantly shortened life expectancy, suffer heart abnormalities, kidney malformations and developmental delays.
Carrying an extra copy of chromosome 13 causes Patau syndrome. Approximately one in 3,000 pregnancies in Australia are affected by Patau syndrome, a condition that is also associated with a high rate of miscarriage. Babies born with Patau syndrome rarely survive beyond the first year of life and suffer heart and brain problems, eye defects and difficulties with feeding and breathing.
The absence of an entire sex chromosome in girls causes Turner syndrome. Approximately one in every 2,500 female babies are affected by Turner syndrome, a condition which can cause sterility, characteristic physical abnormalities and vision and hearing difficulties.
Genea’s GeneSyte test also includes XX and XY testing of your baby.
Your Doctor may request GeneSyte PLUS to test for other conditions. Contact our Fertility Advisor to find out more.
Advised by your doctor and based on clinical necessity, the test can be offered from as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy and into the third trimester.
Genea’s GeneSyte will provide you with clear, concise results on the health of your unborn child. Your results report will identify whether your baby is carrying any of the chromosomal conditions listed.
If the test result indicates that your baby has one of the chromosomal conditions, Genea recommends you consult with your Doctor. They may advise you to consider further diagnostic testing (CVS or amniocentesis) to confirm or disprove the result as recommended by the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Fetal Medicine Foundation of London.
A negative result means that none of these chromosomal conditions have been detected by this test. The guidelines, as mentioned above, recommend that no further invasive testing is required, however, it is important to talk to your Doctor about follow up scans to check for any other fetal anomalies and structural defects.
Genea offers in-house Genetic Counselling for patients who need to discuss their results and the decisions they need to make. Our counsellors are highly trained and experienced in speaking with people about genetic conditions and testing.
Discuss the GeneSyte test with your doctor. A Genea Pathology Request Form must be completed and authorised by your doctor.
Attend a Genea collection site for your blood test. Blood collection is available at a number of our clinics and you are welcome to choose a site that is most convenient for you. Please call 1300 652 687 to make an appointment for your test.
Make payment. A payment slip is included with the referral form for your convenience. Note: Medicare does not currently offer a rebate on this testing.
Your payment slip and signed pathology Request Form must accompany your blood sample at all times.
Your results will be available within five to seven working days from the date your sample is received at Genea. Your doctor or a genetic counsellor will contact you to discuss and explain your results.
Your Doctor can request a GeneSyte Pathology Pack which they must authorise before you can undertake the GeneSyte or GeneSyte PLUS test.
Our GeneSyte service is available at a cost of $445 and GeneSyte PLUS is $495 (as at January 2017). Please note, Medicare does not currently cover non-invasive prenatal screening.
If you're a patient you could use our tools in the GeneSyte Portal to help you make an informed decision on prenatal screening.
If this is not quite what you're looking for, ask our Fertility Advisor for some advice on your next steps.
To help answer your questions on GeneSyte and genetic testing, we have put together a collection of GENEAral information for you, including information packs, listings of your local collection centres and more.