Cross-referencing data for the best results
Spectrum is run on a 300,000 probe SNP microarray platform with Parental Support technology. Parental Support is a set of proprietary molecular and bioinformatics methods that uniquely measure single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Parental Support uses data obtained from three SNP microarrays and the Human Genome Project to calculate each embryo sample result. Our bioinformatics capabilities allow us to compute per-chromosome confidence calls to assess the chromosome constitution of each embryo sample. This method enables Natera to return highly accurate and comprehensive results for each embryo sample. Parental Support technology is the only PGS method that compares embryo data with parental genomic information, also incorporating data from the Human Genome Project and using sophisticated bioinformatic algorithms.