Panorama is a market-leading non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT) that reveals your baby’s risk for genetic disorders as early as nine weeks (First and Second Trimester). With Panorama, you can find out for the likelihood of your baby having a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome, and all that’s required is a sample of your blood. Click here to download our patient information leaflet. 

What Panorama Screens For?

Panorama screens for the most common genetic conditions and the baby’s gender (optional). Some conditions, such as Down syndrome, are caused by extra copies of a specific chromosome. Others, such as microdeletions, occur when a chromosome is missing a small piece of genetic information. Microdeletions affect women equally, regardless of age.

Singleton pregnancies

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • Triploidy
  • Monosomy X (Turner syndrome)
  • Microdeletions, including 22q11.2 deletion (optional)
  • Gender (optional)

Twin pregnancies

Identical or fraternal twins

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edward syndrome)
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • Gender of each twin (optional)

If our screening finds that your twins are identical, Panorama can additionally screen for:

  • Monosomy X (Turner syndrome)
  • 2 deletion syndrome (optional)

Egg donor or surrogate pregnancies

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
Why choose Panorama?

More than 2 million women in more than 80 countries have chosen Panorama

Product features

  • Panorama can be performed as early as nine weeks into pregnancy.
  • Panorama is performed with a simple blood draw from the mother’s arm, posing no risk to the fetus.
  • Panorama offers complimentary pre- and post-test information sessions with Natera board-certified genetic counselors.

Only Panorama’s unique SNP- based technology enables more comprehensive screening with greater accuracy and reliability

Clinical advantage

  • Panorama detects conditions that other tests can’t, including molar pregnancy, triploidy and vanishing twin.
  • Panorama screens for Down syndrome with an accuracy rate greater than 99%
  • Panorama is the only test that differentiates between maternal and fetal DNA, which helps avoid false positives and false negatives.
  • Among commercially available NIPTs, Panorama has the highest published accuracy in determining the baby’s gender.
  • Panorama has the highest sensitivity for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a common and potential severe microdeletion that impacts women equally regardless of age.
Is Panorama right for me?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW whether your baby is at risk for certain genetic conditions, Panorama may be the right option for you. The first step is to talk with your healthcare provider.

Some women have a higher chance of their baby being affected with certain chromosome conditions, like Down syndrome, especially if they:

  • Are over the age of 35
  • Have certain family histories
  • Have abnormal ultrasound findings
  • Have abnormal blood test results

Panorama is designed for all pregnant women, regardless of age. We accept samples from:

  • Naturally-conceived singleton pregnancies
  • Twin pregnancies
  • Singleton pregnancies that are using an egg donor or surrogate

Unfortunately, we cannot accept samples from women in the following categories:

  • Bone marrow transplant recipients
  • Pregnancy with a vanishing twin
  • Pregnancy using an egg donor or surrogate in which there is more than one foetus
Contact Us

Customer Support Email: service@lancet.co.za

Telephone Number: 011 358 0800

Clinical Geneticist’s Email: Karen.Milstein@lancet.co.za