I work as a pediatric intensive care nurse. I wanted this test because I have looked after many children afflicted by conditions that the test screens for. I wanted to have all the information I could about my baby to help me make informed decisions about my pregnancy. After receiving the results I have a greater feeling of ease and some worry has been lifted off of my shoulders.
In my first pregnancy I used a Harmony test because I had heard about it on an online forum and found out that my baby was high risk for a trisomy. The baby also had an extremely high nuchal translucency measurement and we ultimately lost the pregnancy. I then lost my second pregnancy at 8 weeks. So for my third, I knew I wanted another NIPT and the genetic counsellor from my first pregnancy recommended Panorama because the test can be performed earlier than the Harmony I took the first time. Having the results as soon as possible meant a lot to me. My results were low risk and I now have a healthy beautiful 16 month old girl (the sex was correct!). I’m now 14 weeks pregnant again and the Panorama was low risk once again. I’m so thankful to Panorama for offering a wonderful product that helped give me peace of mind about the health of my pregnancies. I suffer from hypermesis gravidarum so pregnancy is not easy for me at all, but knowing that my little ones are healthy and that I’m not as likely to lose them puts me much more at ease.
This is my first pregnancy and I was told about the NIPT testing option by my family physician. Although I'm not in the 'high risk' category, my doctor explained the benefits of the testing, the ease of collecting a blood sample and the range of options for microdeletions. Initially, I was unsure if I wanted to complete the test - but I'm really glad I did! The entire process was really easy, all the way from ordering the test online to having my blood drawn at the clinic. My doctor called with my results within 10 days and the results even indicated the baby's gender (at only 9 weeks!) I would highly recommend this testing for anyone who's considering it - whether high or low risk. It's definitely a great way to have some peace of mind early in your pregnancy.
The test is very expensive but it worth every cent. Pregnancy is already a time of many uncertainties and insecurities and to be able to have assurance and peace of mind is just priceless. Also, it is great to know the gender of the baby early in the pregnancy and be able to share the happy news with everyone.
This is my second pregnancy, and I did not do NIPT testing with my first. I’ve had friends receive false positives on the NT ultrasound and saw how stressful it was for them waiting for NIPT results after receiving those high risk results from the 12 week scan. I wanted to avoid this stress and skip straight to NIPT or if something was wrong, I wanted to know as early as possible to give my self time to process and learn more about the potential condition. The NIPT was covered through my health care spending account at work, so the cost was not an issue. Finding out the gender was a nice bonus! My results were good- a low risk, baby girl on the way. I was very happy with my experience.
My experience with Panorama was great! Being able to receive such detailed information so early on in my pregnancy gave me and my husband peace of mind. Being able to find out the sex of the baby way before the 20 week ultrasound was a bonus too!
Great test that gives you peace of mind early on about the health of your baby for either reassurance or to make decisions moving forward. Was able to avoid the ultrasound for Down Syndrome screening, along with higher false positives and resulting chorio/amnio, reducing anxiety and our baby's exposure to unwanted interventions. Results were fast and the whole process was easy and efficient. This was our second time choosing Panorama and we would do it again.
Overall I had a positive experience with my NIPT test. The site was easy to navigate and I was able to find a lot more information about the results, as my family doctor did not know a whole lot about the test. Test result came back within the 7-10 day time frame and my OBGYN was happy I did it.
I selected to complete this test as my last pregnancy we got a scare at 20 weeks and we were told had we completed this test we could have avoided an amnoicentis. I now tell all friends to complete this test.
I am 39 years old and one of my best friends has had the NIPT done twice and highly recommended it. I have done 4 IUIs and IVF twice and when we got pregnant on our own I wanted to make sure all is well with the baby. My age, PCOS and endometriosis diagnoses had made me worry. I talked to my doctor and researched the NIPT and had it done as soon as I could. I feel reassured and it’s amazing to know the sex of our baby so early on. Thank you!
I’m 40 years old and am pregnant with my second child. As excited as I am about the new pregnancy, I was also very worried, so as soon I got to know about the Panorama NIPT, I couldn’t wait to be tested and even more, to have the results so I could prepare myself if eventually my new baby was to need some extra help or require any preparation for his arrival. I felt honestly an immense relief when I found out he was ok. And after that, 6 weeks later now, I am enjoying my worry free pregnancy. I totally recommend the test, not only if you are in a higher risk group for babies with genetic problems but actually to all couples that are expecting their baby as a low risk result brings a huge relief as much as a different result can prepare the parents better for their baby’s special needs.
I live in a remote community in Northern Canada and getting access to health care is not always easy. The customer service at LifeLabs was excellent, they answered all the questions I had and supplied my midwife with clear instructions on how to collect and ship the sample. I was able to easily order the kit, collect the sample, ship and receive my results all within 2 weeks! This option saved me time and money that I would have spent driving 8+ hours to the nearest city. There are multiple providers of NIPT now, but I would recommend LifeLabs based on their quality of customer service and clarity of information/data available on their website.
During such uncertain times (COVID-19) it was such a relief to just have some more guaranteed answers to plan out the health of our unborn baby. Very happy we did the test regardless of the cost.
I'm really glad I got this test done for peace of mind, as I had some other anomalies pop up as part of my level 2 detailed anatomy ultrasound. Having the NIPT results already in hand helped eliminate the possibility of other issues that could be happening with my baby.
When we got pregnant again, through IVF, it was important to us to do the Panorama NIPT. We wanted to have information early to be prepared for having a baby with Down Syndrome or the reassurance that baby was healthy. Our doctor gave us the various options for testing and we were happy with our choice to do the Panorama NIPT. The results were back in around 8-9 days and showed low risk which helped reassure us that this pregnancy was healthy. Knowledge is power and I would highly recommend the Panorama test.
I was happy I chose to do the test because it reassured me everything was going to be fine. I was worried due to my age being over 40.
I decided to complete the Panorama test to give me peace of mind and allow me to make informed choices about my pregnancy.
I had a great experience with my Panorama NIPT and would recommend it to anyone! It gave me peace of mind early in my pregnancy, and allowed me to find out the gender much earlier.
What a wonderful test, so easy and helpful that it can be done at 9 weeks. I wish I knew about it sooner and had it at 9 weeks. I wish my results came right away and I could have saved the heartache of carrying a baby for 3 months that miscarried due to chromosome abnormalities. If I were to become pregnant again I would have this test right away at 9 months. I would recommend the test to anyone over 35.
We considered the test because we wanted to be sure of what our future held for us. Being the most and best prepared for our new baby was important to us! We also loved the idea of finding out the sex in the most accurate fashion early on! :)
I decided to take the test to be prepared in case of any unforeseen anomaly with my baby. I think it is important to be informed about any possible circumstances that might result in an illness. Now I have peace of mind knowing that my baby will not have any serious genetic conditions.
This test should be covered by the government for every single pregnancy whether high risk or low. Being able to get results a full month (or more) earlier really lifted a ton of anxiety off our shoulders. If there was an issue it would have given us so much more time for further testing and to prepare for what lays ahead.
My partner and I decided to invest in the test because I’m over 35. I researched the test online and also spoke to a friend who had recently made the same investment. It was very easy to pay online and my doctor filled out the necessary paperwork right away. The test itself was easy and conveniently located since it can be done at LifeLabs without an appointment (these are hard to come by—I would have had to wait for several weeks if the test had required booking in advance). Overall, I am happy with the test so far, although I’m still pregnant so can’t speak to the accuracy of the data yet.
My partner and I decided to have the NIPT testing done as we are more advanced in age and this is our first pregnancy. Being anxious people already, this was a way to help set our worries aside and enjoy the process of the pregnancy more.
My husband and I are happy we chose Panaroma. As an older first time mom-to-be I wanted to know everything I could about the health of my child.
Because I am over 35, it was good to be able to get tested early and find out results earlier. Being pregnant isn’t easy so it was just a peace of mind to know the baby is developing well. Finding out gender early is also a plus as I like to plan and buy things early for the baby.
Being a first time - and older! - mom, I was nervous learning about the potential risks my baby faced. Taking the Panorama NIPT test gave me so much more confidence about my pregnancy.
Having a previous miscarriage and a history of genetic conditions in the family we wanted to know all possible information about our current pregnancy. I am very happy with the results of the test and will be confirming gender by ultrasound in 5 weeks.
C’était ma première grossesse, et mon médecin de famille m’a parlé du DPNI. Même si je n’étais pas dans la catégorie à haut risque, mon médecin m’a expliqué les avantages du test, la facilité à prélever un échantillon de sang et toute la gamme d’options pour dépister les microdélétions. Au début, je n’étais pas sûre, je ne pensais pas que le test était pour moi, et en fin de compte, je suis très contente de l’avoir fait! Tout le processus a été très facile, depuis la commande du test en ligne jusqu’au prélèvement de mon sang à la clinique. Mon médecin m’a téléphoné, il avait reçu les résultats dans les 10 jours, je connaissais même le sexe du bébé (à seulement 9 semaines!) Je recommande vivement ce test, que le risque soit élevé ou faible. C’est un excellent moyen d’avoir l’esprit tranquille dès le début de la grossesse.
Je suis infirmière en soins intensifs pédiatriques. Je voulais ce test parce que je m’occupe d’enfants touchés par des troubles qui sont détectables par des tests prénataux. Je voulais un test qui me donne autant d’informations possibles sur mon bébé pour pouvoir prendre, le cas échéant, des décisions éclairées au sujet de ma grossesse. Lorsque j’ai reçu les résultats, j’ai ressenti un grand soulagement et aussi beaucoup d’apaisement.
Lors de ma première grossesse, j’ai utilisé un test Harmony™ parce que j’en avais entendu parler sur un forum en ligne et que j’avais découvert que mon bébé avait un risque élevé de trisomie. Sa mesure de clarté nucale extrêmement élevée. Puis, un jour, cela a été la perte de grossesse. Pour ma deuxième grossesse, j’ai perdu mon bébé à 8 semaines. Pour ma troisième grossesse, je savais que je voulais un autre DPNI et la conseillère en génétique de ma première grossesse m’a recommandé Panorama™ parce que le test peut être effectué plus tôt que le test Harmony™. C’était important pour moi de connaître les résultats dès les premiers stades. Mes résultats ont indiqué un faible risque... Aujourd’hui, je suis maman d’une petite fille de 16 mois en bonne santé (et même pour le sexe, le test avait vu juste!). Autre bonne nouvelle, je suis à nouveau enceinte de 14 semaines et le test Panorama™ m’a encore indiqué un faible risque. Je suis très reconnaissante parce que Panorama™ est un produit incroyable qui m’a donné la tranquillité d’esprit sur la santé de mes grossesses. Je souffre d’hyperémèse gravidique, alors la grossesse n’est jamais facile pour moi, mais le fait de savoir chaque fois que le bébé est en bonne santé et que le risque de le perdre n’est pas aussi élevé, ça me permet de vivre ce moment de la vie avec un peu plus de sérénité.