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Frequently asked questions

When in pregnancy can an EVITA TEST COMPLETE or an EVITA TEST GENDER blood sample be taken?
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You can have blood samples taken for both the tests at gestational age 10+0 to 14+6.

The blood sample for the test is taken at one of our partner clinics in Denmark. Contact one of our partner clinics, here, and book an appointment.

Yes, you can. Please contact one of our partner clinics in Denmark or contact us at contact@evitatest.com and we can guide you to where the nearest partner clinic is.

Getting the test

When in pregnancy can an EVITA TEST COMPLETE or an EVITA TEST GENDER blood sample be taken?
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You can have blood samples taken for both the tests at gestational age 10+0 to 14+6.

The blood sample for the test is taken at one of our partner clinics in Denmark. Contact one of our partner clinics, here, and book an appointment.

Yes, you can. Please contact one of our partner clinics in Denmark or contact us at contact@evitatest.com and we can guide you to where the nearest partner clinic is.

Please visit our partner clinics’ websites for EVITA TEST prices or contact one of our partner clinics directly to inquire about price.

No, the blood sample must be taken at one of our partner clinics, which are distributed throughout Denmark.

Results

How long does it take before I get the answer to the EVITA TEST COMPLETE test?
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Within 12 working days, you will receive the result of the test via a telephone call and a short report from the clinic where the test was taken.

The result of your EVITA TEST will be sent directly to the clinic where you have had the blood sample taken. The clinic will then communicate the results to you.

A negative EVITA TEST COMPLETE result indicates that the fetus has normal genetics, which means that there is a very low risk that the fetus will have chromosomal abnormalities.

In case of a positive EVITA TEST COMPLETE result (with a high risk of chromosomal aberration in the fetus), it is recommended that you contact your general practitioner or the hospital where to plan to give birth, to arrange the further course of invasive diagnostics and medical advice.

Alternatives

How is EVITA TEST COMPLETE different from other NIPT tests?
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In EVITA TEST COMPLETE, whole and intact fetal cells are isolated from the blood sample from the pregnant woman. That makes it possible to analyze the complete genome of the fetus. Conventional NIPTs, on the other hand, analyze fragments of DNA from broken cells from the fetus that circulate in the pregnant woman’s blood.

With DNA from intact fetal cells, which are isolated in EVITA TEST COMPLETE, it is therefore possible to analyze all the chromosomes of the fetus and not just a few chromosomes, which other NIPTs do.

Yes, you can. When you have given the sample for the test in one of our partner clinics, simply tick off your wish regarding the result of the sex of the fetus on the consent form.

Details of the test

Can EVITA TEST GENDER test for sex chromosomal abnormalities?
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No, EVITA TEST GENDER is a test that examines the blood sample for the presence of Y-chromosome. The test does not provide insight into sex chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus, but only the genetic sex of the fetus.

No, EVITA TEST COMPLETE is a screening test performed on a blood sample, while the chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a diagnostic analysis performed on placental biopsy.

EVITA TEST COMPLETE screens for chromosomal aberrations in the fetus on all chromosomes down to 5 million base pairs in size. If chromosomal aberrations are found by EVITA TEST COMPLETE, it is always recommended that you verify the finding with a diagnostic test, such as CVS.

The CVS has an even better resolution than all NIPT tests – including EVITA TEST COMPLETE, as it detects deviations as small as 0.1 million DNA base pairs in size. A negative EVITA TEST COMPLETE result indicates a very small risk of genetic defects in the fetus.

A positive EVITA TEST COMPLETE result indicates a very high probability that a genetic abnormality exists in the fetus. A CVS is a diagnostic analysis that examines the fetus for chromosomal aberrations via an invasive sample taken from the placenta.

CVS is offered by the Danish healthcare system and typically in weeks 10-12 if, after combine first trimester screening, there is a risk that the fetus may have chromosomal aberrations.

No, the risk indications that can be obtained from the combined first trimester screening can detect other pregnancy-relevant factors, which EVITA TEST COMPLETE does not investigate. EVITA TEST COMPLETE exclusively examines the entire fetal genome for chromosomal aberrations down to 5 million DNA base pairs in size.

Yes, the combined first trimester screening is a risk assessment, of the fetus carrying one of the most common trisomies, especially Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Even for pregnant women in the low-risk group, the examinations do not give a guarantee that the fetus does not have a chromosomal aberration. Other, and especially minor deviations in the fetal genome, may go undetected in the combined first trimester screening.

EVITA TEST COMPLETE analyzes all chromosomes, which is why it is possible to detect even minor chromosomal aberrations in the fetal genome, down to 5 million DNA base pairs in size.

All findings from the analysis of fetal genome, which are considered clinically relevant by a geneticist, will be communicated to you.

All results are analyzed by a geneticist with many years of experience in analyzing genetic results from fetal cells. All findings which are considered clinically relevant, will be communicated to you.

Other

What does 5 million DNA base pairs mean?
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The length of a genome is given in number of DNA base pairs. Thus, 5 million DNA base pairs is the size of a piece of the genome that counts 5 million DNA base pairs from start to end on that chromosome.

An entire human genome is about 3 billion DNA base pairs long, which is distributed across the 23 chromosome pairs that make up a normal human genome. The chromosomes vary in size from 47-250 million DNA base pairs, and 5 million DNA base pairs is thus a relatively small size of the entire genome.

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