Rapid global adoption of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) by cell-free DNA analysis into clinical care has led to a growing number of technical approaches and menu options. With increasing frequency, the commercial availability of a test greatly precedes the presentation of peer-reviewed data evaluating performance and clinical utility, making it difficult for clinicians to differentiate how the test may impact clinical care. In order to provide high-quality patient care, laboratories and clinicians must have access to evidence that allows critical evaluation of testing options.
In this webinar, Dr. Elisa Bevilacqua of Brugmann University Hospital will present data from a recent study evaluating two cell-free DNA tests as first-line prenatal screens in Belgium: a genome-wide massively parallel sequencing test and a targeted Harmony Prenatal test performed in a local clinical laboratory.
Dr. Bevilacqua will describe results comparing sensitivities, false positive rates, failure rates, and turn-around-times, and discuss the clinical utility of additional findings beyond the common trisomies revealed by genome-wide cell-free DNA analysis.