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Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I choose Panorama prenatal screening test?
    The Panorama prenatal screening test offers an expansive service for expecting mamas. Besides the most accurate new generation test we also offer charge free genetic counselling if necessary, before sampling and after you receive the results. In Hungary, we were the first to introduce the service of clinical validation (amniocentesis) in case of a high-risk result. Moreover, 40 000 Panorama tests, which are available in more than 60 countries worldwide, are carried out monthly with a total of more than 1 000 000 tests so far.
  • What does Panorama prenatal test screen for?
    The Panorama prenatal screening test offers an expansive range of screening options for patients. Our basic package entails the screening for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), Klinefelter syndrome (XXY), Jacob syndrome (XYY), Turner syndrome (X monosomy), Triple X syndrome (XXX), triploidy, mosaicism and vanishing twin, as well as determining fetal gender. Our microdeletion package offers the screening of, besides the above-mentioned diseases, 5 microdeletions, namely DiGeorge syndrome, Cri-du-Chat syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome and 1p36 deletion syndrome. From 2017 Fall Panorama is also available for mono- and dizygotic twin pregnancies.
  • What does Panorama prenatal test screen for in twin pregnancies?
    The Panorama prenatal screening test accurately determines whether the twin pregnancy is mono- or dizygotic. In case of a monozygotic twin pregnancy, Panorama screens for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), Klinefelter syndrome (XXY), Jacob syndrome (XYY), Turner syndrome (X monosomy), Triple X syndrome (XXX) as well as determining fetal gender. In case of a dizygotic twin pregnancy, Panorama screens for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), as well as determining fetal gender for both fetuses.
  • Who is Panorama prenatal screening test recommended for?
    Panorama prenatal screening test is acutely recommended for expecting mothers who have a higher risk for any of the disorders screened by Panorama due to familial aggregation or mothers who are above 35-year-of-age. Moreover, Panorama is also recommended for expecting mothers younger than 35 years or do not have a familial aggregation of any of the screened disorders, as it is the only prenatal screening test that has been studied on low-risk patients.
  • When should I have Panorama?
    Panorama can be performed as early as 9 weeks into the pregnancy, up to the 20th week. In terms of performing the test, the most ideal pregnancy age may vary. Please, consult with our human geneticist or your specialist, which time is the best for you to perform the Panorama test.
  • What does a low-risk result mean?
    In case of a low-risk result, with very high probability the tested abnormalities of the fetus may be excluded.
  • What does a high-risk result mean and what options do I have?
    In case of a high-risk result, the fetus may, with a high probability, be affected by the given disorder. In such case, it is necessary to validate the test result with a clinical diagnostic test such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. Amniocentesis is organized by PentaCore Laboratory within a week and is carried out by internationally approved and honoured professionals charge free.
  • Who can I consult with about the genetic disorders screened by Panorama?
    You can have a genetic consultation with our geneticist about the screened disorders and their importance. Clarification of case history is important. Our specialists can help patients to be well-informed about the screened genetic disorders, the understanding of the results and reviewing the further options.
  • When do I get my test result?
    Panorama test results are available in 7-10 working days after the blood sample has arrived into our laboratory. This time may vary occasionally, but it does not affect the result.
  • Can I pay with a Health Fund Card?
    Our laboratory does not accept Health Fund Cards directly, on the other hand, we have contracted Health Fund partners who you can find on our website We can make out bills for these Health Funds, which may be submitted to them after the examination. Then, the total cost of the test is refunded by the Health Fund. Please, in case of a Health Fund bill enquiry, bring your Fund identification code!
  • What is the cost of Panorama prenatal screening test?
    Depending on the package, Panorama can be purchased from 169 000 HUF. You can pay with cash, card or even bank transfer. You can read more about the Panorama test packages on our website:
  • How accurate is the Panorama test?
    The Panorama prenatal screening test is carried out with the aid of next-generation technology to detect a wide range of fetal chromosome abnormalities. Due to the extremely high sensitivity of the technology, both the specificity and sensitivity of Panorama are above 99.99%. Fetal gender has never been reported false with Panorama. Further important information about the sensitivity indicators and comparisons can be found on the page below:
  • What happens to my own and my child’s data?
    You can feel safe with us! The blood samples taken go through our multiple anonymizing processes, therefore no data about the mother or the fetus is sent abroad that could aid identification. The samples are destroyed after processing them for the test and are also not used for scientific purposes.
  • Can Panorama test be performed in twin pregnancies?
    Yes, Panorama is available for twin pregnancies. Uniquely, Panorama can determine fetal fraction for both fetuses, which is the key to an accurate detection. Moreover, Panorama determines fetal gender for both fetuses and also detects whether it is a mono- or dizygotic twin pregnancy.
  • Where can I have a Panorama test?
    Panorama prenatal screening test and the expansive service offered with it can be taken at our laboratory: PentaCore Laboratory (1094 Budapest Bokréta street 7) or at our Budapest- or countryside-based partners. More information can be found at the page or you can call free of charge our 06 80 69 69 69 landlines where our colleagues are ready to help you.
  • Where can I find more information about Panorama test?
    More information about Panorama prenatal screening test can be found on webpage. In case of further questions, do not hesitate to call our colleagues on 06 80 69 69 69 free of charge.