Chroma™ Prenatal Screen in Florida

Women’s Care is the first physician-owned practice in the state of Florida to perform its own non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). Our expert genetic counselors are proud to provide expectant mothers with Chroma™ prenatal screen testing to keep you informed about your baby’s genes from the very beginning stages of pregnancy.

How Does Chroma™ Work?

This non-invasive prenatal test uses a blood sample from the mother to analyze DNA from the placenta for certain chromosome conditions that could affect a baby’s health. Learn more about our Chroma™ prenatal screen test below.

Who Should Get the Chroma™ Prenatal Screening?

The Chroma™ prenatal screen test is for women of any age and ethnicity who are at least 10 weeks pregnant. If you would like more information about your baby’s health, talk with your Women’s Care provider. Your provider will advise you on what tests to take to help give you a peace of mind.

What Conditions Does Chroma™ Screen For?

Our prenatal genetic counselors at Women’s Care currently test for the following genetic conditions that are caused by a missing chromosome:

  • Trisomy 21 (also called Down syndrome)
    • Most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and may cause birth defects of the heart or other organs.
  • Trisomy 18 (also called Edwards syndrome)
    • Most babies with Edwards syndrome usually pass away before one year of age, and survivors have severe intellectual disability.
  • Trisomy 13 (also called Patau syndrome)
    • Most babies pass away from Patau syndrome before one year of age, and survivors experience severe intellectual disability and birth defects.
  • Monosomy X (also called Turner syndrome or 45, X)
    • Monosomy X only affects girls and causes heart defects, hearing problems, and minor learning disabilities.
  • Triploidy
    • A triploid pregnancy is caused by having an extra set of all 23 chromosomes. It causes serious pregnancy complications for the mother and most babies with triploidy do not make it to term.

What Results Will I Get from the Chroma™ Screening Test?

The Chroma™ test will have one the following three results:

  • High-risk: The chance that your baby has one of the chromosome conditions Chroma™ screens for is very low.
  • Low-risk: There is an increased risk that your baby has a particular condition.
  • No result: In this case, we may recommend sending us another blood sample for re-testing.

Your health care provider will usually receive your results in about two weeks. Once the results have been reviewed by a provider, they will be posted to the patient portal.

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Chroma™ Prenatal Screen Test in FL

Women’s Care provides the Chroma™ screen test to expectant mothers looking for a detailed and personalized risk report about the health of their baby. Women’s Care is pleased to be an in-network provider with most health plans, including Aetna, Cigna, Florida Blue, Humana, and United for Chroma™ testing. Please schedule an appointment at Women’s Care today to learn more about our non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) and to speak with a board-certified prenatal genetic counselor!