Your pregnancy journey led by non-invasive precision - Experience the future of prenatal care at our gynaecology clinic
Are you expecting a little bundle of joy? At our private gynaecology clinic based in the UK, we understand that nothing is more important than the health and well-being of you and your baby. We offer Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), a revolutionary new way to screen for genetic conditions without invasive procedures.
Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a simple blood test that analyses your baby’s DNA to detect chromosomal abnormalities. It’s safe and poses no risk to you or your baby, unlike invasive procedures.
With NIPT, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re doing everything to ensure a healthy pregnancy. And if the results show potential genetic issues, our team will provide you with the support and resources. Don’t let genetic testing cause unnecessary stress or worry.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a screening test that can detect certain genetic disorders in a developing fetus using a blood sample from the mother. You can perform NIPT as early as ten weeks into pregnancy, and the testing is highly accurate.
Here are some criteria for who should consider NIPT:
As women ages, the risk of having a baby with a chromosomal abnormality increases. We recommend that women between 35 years and older consider NIPT to screen for these conditions.
If you or your partner have a family history of genetic disorders, you may be at increased risk of having a child with the same condition. NIPT can detect abnormalities like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anaemia.
An abnormal ultrasound can sometimes indicate the presence of a chromosomal abnormality or a genetic disorder.
Some may choose NIPT regardless of age, family history or ultrasound results, as they want detailed information about their baby’s health to prepare for having a child with the possibility of a genetic disorder.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a prenatal screening test that can help identify potential chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. To help you prepare for this test, we have prepared a guide on how to prepare for NIPT.
The first step in preparing for NIPT is to schedule the test with a qualified healthcare provider. We recommend scheduling the test when you are 10 to 12 weeks pregnant.
There is no specific preparation required for NIPT. However, we recommend talking with our gynaecologists about your medications. Some medicines can affect the test results. We also advise staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water before the test.
A small sample of the mother’s blood is taken and sent to a laboratory. Technicians extract cell-free DNA to detect chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus.
After the blood sample is analysed, you will receive the results from your healthcare provider. Typically, results are available within 5 to 7 days.
NIPT is highly accurate, with a detection rate of over 99% for Down syndrome and other common chromosomal abnormalities. False positive and false negative results are uncommon but can still occur.
Typically, we recommend NIPT any time after ten weeks of pregnancy.
We recommend NIPT for some women having a higher risk of carrying a baby with a chromosomal abnormality. But the ultimate decision for NIPT depends on your healthcare provider, circumstances and preferences.
NIPT results take about 7 to 10 days, but the exact timeframe can vary depending on the laboratory.
If your NIPT results are abnormal, your healthcare provider will likely recommend follow-up testing, like amniocentesis or CVS, to confirm the results.