Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Test (NIPT) in Stansted £400

A More Accurate Screening Test for Down Syndrome

A new, DNA-based technology

NIPT is a DNA-based blood screening test that measures the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21) from as early as 10 weeks in pregnancy.

When you are pregnant, your blood contains fragments of your baby's DNA.
Prenatal Test analyses DNA in a sample of your blood to predict the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21) and certain other genetic conditions.

The Prenatal Test is more accurate than traditional Down syndrome blood tests, meaning it is much less likely to give a false-positive result compared to traditional tests, such as the first trimester screening test. Reducing the chances that your doctor would recommend follow-up diagnostic testing, such as amniocentesis.

NIPT also tests for two other genetic conditions, trisomy 18 (Edward syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

Fetal sex chromosomes
Prenatal Test can also be used to evaluate X and Y sex chromosomes and determine the fetus gender from as early as 10 weeks. You have the option to test for conditions caused by having an extra of missing copy of the X or Y chromosomes, including Turner and Klinefelter syndromes. (This is only available for singleton pregnancies).

Who is the NIPT test suitable for?

The NIPT test is suitable for pregnant women of any age or risk category. For women having a child in later life or undergoing IVF treatment. NIPT is a prenatal test that offers near outstanding accuracy in the diagnosis of congenital conditions providing reassurance when it is needed. The test is suitable for:

  • All singleton pregnancies including IVF pregnancies
  • Twins if conceived naturally
  • Twins by IVF if using patient's own eggs

The NIPT test can also be used to sex your baby, this part of the test is suitable for:

  • Singleton pregnancies only (not twins)
  • All IVF singleton pregnancies regardless of whether the egg is provided by a donor or patient

At a glance
Most accurate non-invasive screening for 3 most common anomalies
Most accurate non-invasive test for gender confirmation
No GP Referral Needed at Numi Scan Stansted
Supersedes the nuchal, quadruple or integrated test
Second opinion after a non-reassuring or a missed 12 week screening
£400 includes early pregnancy scan
3 Complimentary black and white pictures
Convenient for Essex and Hertfordshire patients

Three steps to accurate Trisomy screening

1. Early pregnancy scan
2. Blood test
3. Results in 3-5 working days once lab is in receipt of bloods

Exceptional Performance

NIPT is validated for pregnant women of any age or risk categories and trusted by clinicians worldwide. AS EARLY AS 10 WEEKS, the NIPT Prenatal Test screens for the risk of trisomy 21(Down syndrome), 18 (Edward syndrome) and 13 (Patau syndrome).

Three steps to clear answers

While other commonly used tests for Down syndrome are performed later in pregnancy and require multiple clinic visits, NIPT delivers clear answers as early as the first trimester with a single blood draw.

1. A maternal blood sample is taken at week ten of pregnancy, or later.

2. DNA in the sample is analysed using proprietary NIPT technology.

3. Test results are reported to Numi Scan in 5 business days or less.

Your Results
The test result will give you a clear answer about the risk to your pregnancy of having any of the genetic conditions included in the test. All results will be given to you by Numi Scan. You should continue with your usual scan appointments before and following testing.

Are there problems this test will not detect?

The NIPT test does not provide information on physical defects, such as heart or brain abnormalities and spina bifida, or fetal growth. It is therefore advisable that you still have your NHS ultrasound scans at 11-13 weeks and at 20-22 weeks to examine the fetal anatomy and at 30-32 weeks to examine the fetal growth, if needed.

When do I expect to get the results?

  • The results from the test will usually be available within 5 days and we will notify you as soon as we receive them by email.
  • 3 out of 100 women will require a repeat test. We receive a result in approximately two thirds of these samples. Patients will not be charged if we are unable to obtain a result.

What would the results show?

  • If the NIPT test shows that there is a high risk that the fetus has trisomy 21 or 18 or 13 it does not mean that the fetus definitely has one of these defects. If you want to be certain if the fetus has one of these defects you should have CVS or amnio.
  • If the NIPT test shows that there is a low risk (less than 1 in 10,000) that the fetus has trisomy 21 or 18 or 13 it is unlikely that the fetus has one of these defects.

Visit Numi Scan for private prenatal care without referral for peace of mind during your pregnancy.

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