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Below are the most frequently asked questions about EVITA TEST and their answers. If you do not find the answer to your question, we are ready to receive your inquiry by phone or e-mail, see contact information at the bottom of the page.
When in pregnancy can an EVITA TEST COMPLETE or an EVITA TEST GENDER blood sample be taken?
You can have blood samples taken for both the tests at gestational age 10+0 to 14+6.
Where can the blood sample for the test be taken?
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.
I do not live in Denmark. Can I still get an EVITA TEST?
Yes, you can. Please contact one of our partner clinics in Denmark or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can guide you to where the nearest partner clinic is.
How much does an EVITA TEST cost?
Please visit our partner clinics’ websites for EVITA TEST prices or contact one of our partner clinics directly to inquire about price.
Can my doctor take an EVITA TEST blood sample and send it to you?
No, the blood sample must be taken at one of our partner clinics, which are distributed throughout Denmark.
How long does it take before I get the answer to the EVITA TEST COMPLETE test?
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.
How is EVITA TEST COMPLETE different from other NIPT tests?
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.
Can EVITA TEST COMPLETE be equated with a chorionic villus sampling?
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.
Can I find out the sex of the fetus from an EVITA TEST COMPLETE?
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.
How do I get the answer from my EVITA TEST?
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.
What does a negative EVITA TEST COMPLETE answer mean?
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.
What do I do if a high risk of chromosomal aberrations is detected in my fetus?
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.
Can EVITA TEST COMPLETE be equated with the combined first trimester screening (cFTS) based on my age, a blood test (double test) and measurement of the nuchal translucency performed at ultrasound scan?
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.
The combined first trimester screening, based on my age, a blood test (double test) and measurement of the nuchal translucency at the first trimester scan, has shown that I am in the low-risk group. Can I still benefit from an EVITA TEST COMPLETE?
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.
What does 5 million DNA base pairs mean?
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.
What is the risk of finding a deviation with an EVITA TEST COMPLETE that cannot be explained?
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.
Can EVITA TEST GENDER test for sex chromosomal abnormalities?
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.
The five most common questions:
You can take the test when you are in the pregnancy weeks of 10+0 to 14 + 6.
Please contact one of our partner clinics and book a time to have a blood sample taken.
You will have the result of the test for chromosomal aberrations within 12 working days.
The difference between the conventional NIPT test, also referred to as cell-free NIPT (cfNIPT), and EVITA TEST COMPLETE is that cfNIPT analyses fragments of fetal DNA circulating in maternal blood. These fetal DNA fragments are contaminated with maternal DNA, hence limiting the resolution of analysis. EVITA TEST COMPLETE uses a technology to isolate fetal cells from maternal blood and analyse pure fetal DNA. Hence, EVITA TEST COMPLETE has the ability to detect smaller changes in the fetal DNA.
EVITA TEST COMPLETE is a screening test that examines for chromosomal abnormalities in the form of aneuploidies in the fetus such as Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), and for copy number variations (microdeletions and microduplications). If chromosomal abnormalities are detected by an EVITA TEST COMPLETE, an invasive diagnostic test such as Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is always recommended to verify the finding.
A CVS is a diagnostic analysis and is typically offered in pregnancy weeks 10-12, if there is a risk that the fetus has chromosomal aneuploidies. The CVS has an even better resolution, as it is based on the analysis of tissue biopsy, and thus it is possible to find even smaller copy number variations in the fetus.
Yes, you can get information about the sex of your child. The information can be provided to you when you are in 12th pregnancy week or more. Please inform the staff at our partner clinic about your request.
The first trimester screening based on my age, the maternal serum blood test (double test) as well as fetal nuchal translucency have shown that I am in the low risk. Can I still benefit from the EVITA TEST COMPLETE?
Yes, the first trimester screening is performed to assess the risk of the most common trisomies, especially Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Small changes of the DNA may not be detected in these screenings.
EVITA TEST COMPLETE, which analyses pure fetal DNA, has the necessary technology to detect small changes in the DNA. All relevant findings in the analyses of the fetal DNA will be informed to you.
The result of the test will be sent to the clinic where you have had your sample taken.
If a chromosomal aberration is detected, we advise you to contact your GP to arrange the further course.
All results are being analysed by clinical geneticists with many years’ experience within genetic results from fetal cells. All relevant findings of the analysis of the fetal DNA will be communicated to you.
Yes, you can. Please contact one of our partner clinics or contact us at email@example.com, and we will provide you with information about the nearest clinic.
The price of the EVITA TEST COMPLETE is DKK 12,000.
Do you have questions about EVITA TEST COMPLETE or EVITA TEST GENDER?
If you cannot find the answer to your questions above, you are also welcome to call our EVITA TEST service line on 93 96 00 00. We are open 09:00 AM -11:30 AM every weekday, and here experts are ready to answer your questions. You are also welcome to write your question in the contact form below. We strive to respond within 24 hours on weekdays.