The only noninvasive prenatal genetic test providing diagnostic results as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy.
Whether your pregnancy is considered low risk or high risk, you want to confirm results of another test, or you’re now considering NIPT, CVS or amniocentesis, our test could be a better option for you.
*Luna detects chromosomal aneuploidies (i.e. Down syndrome) and other DNA abnormalities (i.e. small deletions).
The Luna SCPD test is diagnostic, NIPT is not:
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is considered a screening test, not a diagnostic test. Prenatal screening tests only measure risk. Diagnostic tests, such as the Luna SCPD test, reveal the existence of specific genetic abnormalities.
This image, from a Luna SCPD test result, shows a normal male cell.
This image, from a Luna SCPD test result, shows a male cell with Trisomy 13.
The Luna SCPD test is noninvasive, CVS and amniocentesis are invasive:
The Luna SCPD test can uniquely isolate and capture the cells of an unborn baby directly from its mother’s blood. Relying on a simple blood test makes the Luna SCPD test noninvasive, as opposed to CVS and amniocentesis that both pose a risk to the fetus.
The noninvasive Luna SCPD test requires nothing more than a simple blood draw.
The Luna SCPD test can be performed earlier than NIPT, CVS or amniocentesis:
The Luna SCPD test’s unique ability to isolate and capture fetal cells directly from the mother's blood means it can also be performed as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy. This is earlier than NIPT, CVS or amniocentesis, and puts the Luna SCPD test in a category of its own.
A fetal cell, marked with green, is identified and selected from the mother's blood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there risks involved with prenatal genetic tests?
The Luna SCPD test is based on a standard blood draw and is therefore noninvasive and considered to be without risk. CVS and amniocentesis are invasive procedures that are not without risks. Pregnancy loss attributed to CVS is approximately 1 in 455 on the most recent estimates. Pregnancy loss attributed to amniocentesis is approximately 1 in 900. (Source: 2. Akolekar R, Beta J, Picciarelli G, et al. Procedure-related risk of miscarriage following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015;45(1):16–26).
Where can I get a copy of the consent form?
A copy of the consent form can be found under the "Providers" tab. Additionally, consent forms are provided in every test kit that is ordered.
What happens if I have the Luna SCPD test and no cells are found?
A blood sample redraw is offered at no extra cost and any charge is cancelled if no reportable cells are found.
If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant and are interested in the Luna SCPD test, speak with your OB provider to see if this test is right for you. Please download and print the one-page information sheet to take to your provider or direct them to our website for further information and instructions.