What is the verifi® Prenatal test by Atlas Genomics? Verifi® by Atlas Genomics is a simple blood test that screens for the most common chromosomal abnormalities that can affect your baby’s future health. A sample can be drawn in your doctor’s office as early as the 10th week of pregnancy, and it may help you avoid more invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS), which are not without risks to you and your baby. The Verifi® test is available for both singleton and twin pregnancies.* Test results are usually reported back to your healthcare provider within approximately 1 week’s time.
How does the test work? A sample of your blood is drawn and the genetic material (DNA) from you and your baby is tested. Verifi® by Atlas Genomics takes a deeper approach to the science, using an advanced technology called “Massively Parallel Sequencing” to analyze millions of DNA fragments per sample and accurately count the number of chromosomes present. It then uses a special SAFeR™ calculation method to determine if there are too many or too few copies of these chromosomes in your baby.