What is AURORA?
AURORA is a safe, reliable, quick and early prenatal screening test. Thanks to this test, whose analysis are conducted in California via Illumina Inc. platform, it is possible to detect the presence of chromosomal abnormalities by analyzing the circulating cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood.
Prenatal tests of chromosomal abnormalities (trisomies 21, 18, 13):
Test approved by:
The expert's opinion
Prof. Silvia Sirchia – Phd in Medical Genetics
“The analysis of circulating free fetal DNA in maternal blood is a sensitive and reliable approach for non-invasive prenatal screening of the main fetal chromosomal abnormalities. This new method of investigation is an important breakthrough in prenatal medicine and opens new scenarios for the identification of fetal genetic abnormalities”.
The AURORA test provides information on the most common autosomal aneuploidies and sexual chromosomes and, at family discretion, the main microdeletions and the fetal sex.
*Rabinowitz, et al. ASHG Abstract 2012.; Presented data at NSGC AEC 2012
**Norton ME, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 doi:10. 1016/j.ajog.2012.05.021