Screening Process

We are all in this together

Patients

Patients

After you and your patient determine which test is appropriate, blood should be collected from the patient, and depending on which test is being ordered, certain ultrasound measurements or blood pressure may be needed as well. The patient’s sample, along with some additional medical information, will be sent to NTD Eurofins.

NTD

NTD

Once NTD receives the patient’s  sample, we get to work right away! The sample will be processed and analyzed by our expert laboratory team. We strive to provide highly accurate results as quickly as possible. NTD will send all test results directly to you.

Health Care Provider

After reviewing NTD’s report, the health care provider will discuss all test results with the patient and offer potential next steps as needed. Genetic counseling services are also available through NTD to provide more personalized help for the patient to better understand the result and make more informed decisions.

Patients

After you and your patient determine which test is appropriate, blood should be collected from the patient, and depending on which test is being ordered, certain ultrasound measurements or blood pressure may be needed as well. The patient’s sample, along with some additional medical information, will be sent to NTD Eurofins.

NTD

Once NTD receives the patient’s  sample, we get to work right away! The sample will be processed and analyzed by our expert laboratory team. We strive to provide highly accurate results as quickly as possible. NTD will send all test results directly to you.

Health Care Provider

After reviewing NTD’s report, the health care provider will discuss all test results with the patient and offer potential next steps as needed. Genetic counseling services are also available through NTD to provide more personalized help for the patient to better understand the result and make more informed decisions.

Getting Started

Setting up an account with NTD is fast and simple. Please call our client services department at 1-888-NTD-LABS (683-5227), option 1 to schedule an appointment with your local Genetics Account Executive. We will take great care of you!

  • Checklist

    Complete NTD’s new account setup form with the help of your designated Genetics Account Executive

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    Our client services department will review your request and enter your account information

  • Email icon

    Client services will email to arrange any caution account requests

  • Shipping icon

    Requested supplies will be sent to you and you’ll be ready to go in 2-3 days

Supplies

To order supplies, including test kits, requisitions, and shipping supplies please call 631-425-0800 (option 3) or email ntdshipping@eurofins.com.

Test Ordering

As the health care provider, we rely on you to complete the appropriate test requisition form and obtain a patient signature. To make things easier however, we can have your account information prefilled on every requisition. Your Genetics Account Executive can walk you through the required fields so we ensure there are not any hold ups. The requisition form, along with copies of insurance cards, will be shipped with the patient’s sample to NTD. Shipping materials and supplies will also be provided by NTD for your convenience.

For more specific information regarding NTD’s testing options, click here.

Family

Reporting

Sample Prenatal Test Report

NTD’s prenatal test results are delivered in concise one page reports that provide easy to interpret personalized risk assessments for your patients.

  • Confirms the patient’s demographics
  • Provides analyte values, MoMs, population percentiles
Marker/Analyte Value MoM/Delta Percentile
Free Beta hCG 108.21 (ng/ml) 1.59 MOM 80
PAPP-A 1.11 (mIU/ml) 0.72 MOM 30
AFP 18021 0.81 40
NT 2.7 +1023 Delta 95
Nasal Bone Absent
  • Risk assessment given in both numerical and graphical form to show probability of disorder before and after screening. Result interpretations are listed as  either “Within Range” or “Increased Risk”
  • Follow-up recommendations and comments that  include additional considerations based on abnormal analytes are included

Report Comments Option

NTD’s  prenatal  screening reports  are known for providing  clear, detailed results when  screening for risk of Down syndrome, Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome), Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), and early onset preeclampsia.  We also offer optional valuable comments added  to your reports that flag the risk of other potential  adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with your patients’ extremely  high or low analyte levels. Abnormal analyte levels are associated with preterm birth, fetal loss and a host of other maternal and fetal complications.

Charts

With these comments,  you can provide your  patients with a more comprehensive pregnancy  risk assessment early in their pregnancy.

How to Opt In for Additional Report Flags
Additional  screening report  flags for potential  adverse pregnancy outcomes  are strictly optional as a  value-added service for our customers.  To have these flags added to your patients’  screening result reports, or if you have any questions,  please contact your Genetics Account Executive, or call us at 1-888-NTD-LABS (683-5227).

 


eReports Customer Portal

Our eReports customer portal gives  you the ability to search result reports  for all of our test offerings.

eReports also offers  Instant Risk Assessment  software, enabling trained  medical professionals to present  a complete risk assessment for Down  syndrome and Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) and/or  Early Onset Preeclampsia during a single  office visit and ensures same-day results notification  for the patient when utilizing the first trimester screening tests available from NTD.

View the eReports user guide.

 


Instant Risk Assessment

Instant risk assessment protocol helps alleviate unnecessary anxiety for the patient and her family by providing early answers in the first trimester.

Protocol For Instant Risk Assessment

 


Receiving Test Results

Clients can receive reports in hard copy form, through fax transmission, by downloading a PDF from our eReports portal or via HL7/EMR.  If a test result is abnormal, NTD will also alert the account and confirm receipt of the report.

Hard Copy
Although many clients still choose to receive a hard copy of their reports in the mail, some clients who use one of the other transmission methods have chosen to turn this option off.  If you would like to turn this option off please contact client services.

Fax
To receive reports via fax, please supply us with the destination fax number and we will transmit all of your reports to this fax number.  You also have the option of receiving faxes only for abnormal results.

PDF Download
If you would like to download PDFs, you must register for an account in our eReports system by contacting our client services team.  During the registration process, you will be asked to supply us with a list of users who will access the system. In addition, we will need an e-mail address to which we will send a link for each report.

HL7/EMR
For those clients who have HL7/EMR connection with the laboratory, an HL7/EMR record of the results will automatically be transmitted for each result.

Secondary Location
Clients have the option of providing us with a list of their referring physicians and we can transmit a copy of each report to the referring physician in addition to the report sent to your office.


Genetic Counseling Services

NTD has partnered with GeneMatters to provide our patients for genetic testing services.

 

Scheduling Genetic Counseling

If you are looking to offer genetic counseling services to your patients, we are here to help.  Telehealth services through GeneMatters are available to provide deep medical expertise for personalized genetic counseling sessions.

Please advise your patients to follow the scheduling protocol below in order to receive a genetic counseling appointment.

Call GeneMatters at: 1-866-741-5331
Or visit Gene-Matters.com/schedule

  • Create an account
  • Enter Referral Code: NTD424
  • Follow the simple steps

 

Cost of genetic counseling services

A genetic counselor through GeneMatters is available to your patients at no additional cost, compliments of NTD.

To learn more about genetic counseling, visit Gene-Matters.com/FAQ.

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