What is a NIPT test

Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT), also known as Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS), is a test for pregnant women to screen the risk of their baby being born with certain genetic disorders. The test analyzes the baby's DNA that has been passed to the mother's bloodstream during pregnancy. The NIPT Test primarily analyzes the risk of Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18), and Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13).
A NIPT Test is carried out by simply drawing blood from the mother after 10 weeks into pregnancy. The NIPT Test can reveal the baby's gender during the first trimester, while traditional ultrasound can reveal the gender during the second trimester.

Safe

Non-invasive screening with no increased risk of miscarriage

Accurate

Detects more than 99% of cases of Down Syndrome

Convenient

A simple blood sample drawn by a nurse who comes to you

Fast

to receive the results

Is NIPT Test necessary?

A NIPT testing is necessary when the parents want to know the risk of the fetal chromosomes, and is also known for the detection of Down Syndrome, a popular chromosome abnormality which could be found. Previously, for women who are over 35 years old it was recommended to test for Down Syndrome as there is a higher risk with the pregnancy, which was carried out through Amniocentesis. However, with today's technology, the NIPT test is carried out via a blood sample, reducing the risk to the pregnancy and baby.

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More about NIPT Test – Frequently Asked Questions

Accuracy rates depends on the chromosome.

The NIPT test examines cell-free DNA (cfDNA) released from the placenta into the mother’s bloodstream. The NIPT test detects chromosomal abnormalities within this fetal cfDNA present in the mother’s blood, with a simple blood draw.

A NIPT test is a screening test — not a diagnostic test. This means that it can’t diagnose a genetic condition with certainty. It can, however, predict whether the risk of a genetic condition is high or low. Therefore, you need to have the results read by a professional. We strongly recommend you to take the results to your OBGYN to interpret the results.

Any pregnant women could get a NIPT test but it is especially recommended for pregnant women:

– aged over 35 years old

– who have a personal/family history of chromosomal disorder (or from the baby’s father)

NIPT test is performed by collecting blood sample which poses no threat to fetus.

We recommend you to talk to your doctor for next course of action that may include further testing.