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Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

NIPT is regarded as gold standard testing and used to identify the risk of genetic conditions during pregnancy.

NIPT is performed using a simple blood test from the mother with no risk to your unborn baby in comparison to one of the 'next step' diagnostic tests such as Amniocentesis or Corionic Villus Sampling. Each test is performed using a simple maternal blood sample at one of our recommended clinics or at home. 

NIPT is recommended in genetic medicine because it offers expectant parents the latest in antenatal screening technology.  ​

 

Available NIPT Tests

Trimester NIPT screening test options are provided by laboratories who use globally renowned Illumina tecnology.

Everyone has their own personal reason for performing NIPT. For some they do not know their biological family or there is a history of genetic disease within the family. For other parents it is due to a history of recurrent miscarraige or general pregnancy anxiety, for may it is purely for reassurance purposes.

TRIMESTER NIPT TEST ONE©

This NIPT test solely screens for Down's syndrome.  For a deeper understanding of Down's syndrome please visit the NHS website or gain further support from The Down's Syndrome Association

  • Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21) 

  • Gender Determination (optional) 

  • Available from 9 Weeks

  • Results within 5-10 Working Days 

TRIMESTER NIPT TEST TWO©

This test provides analysis of chromosomes 13, 18, 21 and X and Y sex chromosomes. Find out more

  • Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

  • Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13) 

  • Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

  • X & Y

  • Gender Determination (optional)  

  • Available from 10 Weeks

  • Results within 3-5 Working Days

TRIMESTER NIPT TEST THREE©

Trimester THREE gives you valuable information about the chromosomal status of the growing baby and screens all 24 chromosomes for the most common conditions, this includes analysis of chromosomes 9 and 16 which are known to cause intellectual and physical abnormalities and miscarriage.


Newer tests take advantage of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to bring a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) approach to NIPT, expanding test options beyond chromosomes 21, 18, and 13 to include rare autosomal aneuploidies (RAAs), sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs), and partial deletions and duplications

Find out more.

  • All 24 Chromosomes 

  • Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

  • Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13) 

  • Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

  • Turners Syndrome (Monosomy X)

  • Klinefelter Syndrome Trisomy XXY)

  • Jacobs Syndrome (Trisomy XYY)

  • Trisomy X​

  • Gender Determination (optional) 

  • Available from 10 weeks

  • Results within 3-5 Working Days​

TRIMESTER NIPT TEST FOUR©

Trimester FOUR provides analysis of all 24 chromosomes for the most common conditions, including 9 and 16, known to cause intellectual, physical abnormalities and miscarriage, as well as 5 specific microdeletion regions.  


These are associated with six most distinct syndromes (RAA's) affecting; motor skills, physical features, speech and language, and causing distinctive behavioural problems and miscarriage.


While they are rare, rare autosomal aneuploidies (RAAs) are probably more prevalent than you may expect. Their

screen positive rate in early pregnancy is estimated to be 0.44%. Compare that to the estimated combined 0.56% screen positive rate of trisomy’s 21, 18, and 13.

Find out more about RAA's and Microdeletion Syndromes 

  • All 24 Chromosomes 

  • Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

  • Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13) 

  • Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

  • Turners Syndrome (Monosomy X)

  • Klinefelter Syndrome Trisomy XXY)

  • Jacobs Syndrome (Trisomy XYY)

  • Trisomy X

  • Gender Determination (optional) 

  • Available from 10 weeks

  • Results within 7-10 Working Days​

Plus 6 Microdeletion Syndromes

  • Di George Syndrome

  • Cri du Chat Syndrome

  • Angelman Syndrome

  • Wolf-Hirschorn Syndrome

  • 1p36 Deletion Syndrome

  • Prader-Willi Syndrome.

 

Pre-Test Information and Support

Our convenient online booking system is designed to give you the most information as possible and we answer any questions you may have.

NIPT Blood Test Appointment

Find your nearest recommended clinic, or relax in the comfort and privacy of your own home* (T&C's apply).

Courier Collection

Feel reasurred - All samples are collected by courier - No postal issues or delays involved.

Results Consultation

Laboratory results are personally delivered by a medical professional, allowing time to ask questions and plan next steps.

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