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.
Chroma™ is a DNA screening test that provides you with genetic information about your baby. Women’s Care Florida is the first physician-owned practice in the state of Florida to perform its own non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). We’re proud to offer our pregnant patients the most sophisticated resources in prenatal genetic screening. Our expert genetic counselors provide expectant mothers with Chroma™ prenatal screen testing to keep you informed about your baby’s genes from the very beginning stages of pregnancy
Chroma is a type of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). NIPT uses a blood sample from the mother to analyze DNA from the placenta for certain chromosome conditions that could affect a baby’s health.
Chroma gives you a personalized risk report and tells you if your pregnancy is at high risk or low risk for screened conditions such as Down syndrome. Like other screening tests, Chroma does not provide a definitive diagnosis of the condition.
Many pregnant women want to know about the health of their baby. The Chroma prenatal screen is designed for women of any age and ethnicity who are at least 10 weeks pregnant. There is typically no family history of these conditions. If you would like information about your baby’s health, talk with your Women’s Care Florida provider to advise you as to what tests you might want to have to help give you peace of mind.
Chroma screens for:
The report sent to your Women’s Care provider will have one of these results:
Chroma is a screening test; it is not a diagnostic procedure. This means that test results from Chroma only alert you if your baby is at higher or lower risk for a chromosomal condition. Invasive diagnostic testing, such as amniocentesis and CVS (chorionic villi sampling), is necessary to know for certain whether the baby has a chromosomal condition. These tests carry a slight risk of miscarriage. No irreversible decision should ever be made based on the results of an NIPT without performing a confirming diagnostic test.
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.
Women’s Care Florida is pleased to be an in-network provider with most health plans, including Aetna, Cigna, Florida Blue, Humana and United.
The cost of Chroma varies according to the prenatal screening panel recommended by your physician and based on your specific insurance coverage. You will be notified in advance of the cost of the test based on your insurance coverage.
We are sensitive to the costs associated with having a baby and are committed to ensuring that every patient has access to our high-quality tests.
To understand if Chroma is right for you or to speak with a certified genetic counselor about Chroma testing, please consult with your Women’s Care Florida provider.
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!