NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing)
The NIPT blood test
- Suitable for pregnancies from 10 weeks onwards;
- Results in 5 working days;
- Choice of two companies: Harmony and Eurofins.
During your pregnancy, your healthcare consultant will offer various tests to help you assess your health.
As part of your antenatal care, you will be given the option to test for Down syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects physical and mental development.
Some genetic conditions run in families, others, like Down syndrome, typically do not.
Although the risk of Down syndrome increases with age, most babies with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years old
When you’re pregnant, your blood contains fragments of your baby’s DNA.
A Prenatal Test is a new type of test that analyses this DNA in a sample of your blood to assess the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21), and two other genetic condition, trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).
|NIPT with Harmony||£370|
|NIPT with Eurofins||£345|