What is NACE?
NACE is a non-invasive prenatal screening test for the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities. The test is non-invasive, meaning that there is no risk to the fetus.
A simple blood draw from the mother allows free fetal DNA circulating in the maternal bloodstream to be detected via next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and our proprietary bioinformatic analysis tool.
What options are available?
- NACE: Detects abnormalities in chromosomes 21, 18, 13 and the most common anomalies in the sex chromosomes (X and Y).
- NACE 24: Incorporates the detection of all 24 chromosomes.
- NACE 24 Extended: analyzes all 24 chromosomes and identifies microdeletions associated with 6 major genetic syndromes.