The Advantages of Free Beta hCG:
NTD Eurofins is the only laboratory that utilizes free beta hCG in their screening protocol. The use of free beta hCG in screening for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities has been demonstrated to be more effective than intact or total hCG. Intact/total hCG, while an effective second trimester marker, is far less effective during the first trimester.
Turnaround time: Results can be expected 1-2 business days from the time the sample is received at the laboratory. The turnaround time is 3-6 days when adding the optional Presence of Y Chromosome test.