What do Verifi® by Atlas Genomics test results mean? Results will tell whether or not trisomies 21, 18, 13 or sex chromosome abnormalities (if ordered) are highly likely to be present in the pregnancy. In the case of a positive result, you may wish to discuss what the results mean as well as further testing options to consider.
The test report will include one of three possible results for chromosomes 21, 18, and 13:
- No Aneuploidy Detected — means the expected number of chromosomes was found.
- Aneuploidy Detected — means too many or too few copies of one of the chromosomes have been identified. This can indicate a chromosome abnormality. You may choose to order a diagnostic test for confirmation.
- Aneuploidy Suspected — a borderline result, which occurs infrequently, and suggests there might be too many copies of a chromosome present. You may choose to order a diagnostic test for confirmation.
If the sex chromosome option is ordered, results will be reported as either No Aneuploidy Detected or Aneuploidy Detected.
How do I know can trust Verifi® by Atlas Genomics to be effective?
The performance of the Verifi® by Atlas Genomics was evaluated in a major scientific study in which more than 60 leading US medical research and teaching institutions participated. The study findings were reviewed and published in the leading journal read by obstetricians and gynecologists. A second study, published subsequently, presented the test’s performance under regular clinical conditions and found similar results.**
Why should I choose Verifi® by Atlas Genomics over other tests?
Verifi® by Atlas Genomics sheds much needed light on the chromosomal health of the unborn baby—providing the reassurance of reliable answers no other screening test can quite match. Compared to similar options, the Verifi® prenatal test offers accurate, near- diagnostic information, rather than calculating chances or risk scores. And, it does not carry the risk of complications that an invasive procedure can. It also:
- Uses a simple, single blood draw from your arm— just 1 tube of blood is all that’s needed.
- Can be drawn conveniently in your doctor’s office— as early as 10 weeks (your 1st trimester).
- Provides reliable answers about the most common chromosomal abnormalities.
- Can test for sex chromosome conditions—(for singleton pregnancies) if ordered by your healthcare provider. If you’re carrying twins, however, the test cannot test for sex chromosome conditions. There is an option that can determine if the Y chromosome is present.
- Potentially reduces draws and the inconvenience of another office visit or a delay in getting test results.
- Delivers results fast—reports are usually sent to your healthcare provider within one week.
- Has the lowest test failure in its class (0.1%)—which means there is no need for additional blood 1
- “Noninvasive prenatal testing in the general obstetric population: clinical performance and counseling considerations in over 85,000 cases” Taneja et al Prenatal Diagnosis Jan 27 2016