Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
WHAT IS NIPT?
Just a simple blood test. Using advanced screening methods on a small maternal blood sample, our non-invasive prenatal tests are used to identify genetic disorders such as Down’s Syndrome and other significant conditions.
What do Trimester NIPT tests check for?
From 9 weeks Down’s Syndrome
From 10 weeks Down’s syndrome Edwards’ syndrome Patau’s syndrome Turner Syndrome Klinefelter Syndrome Jacobs Syndrome Trisomy X
TRIMESTER COMPLETE FROM 10 WEEKS
Screens for both inherited and non inherited single-gene disorders and represents a combination of tests. Providing a more comprehensive picture of your pregnancy.
GROUP B STREP
KEEP YOUR BABY SAFE
The NHS does not routinely test pregnant women for Group B Strep which causes life threatening infections in both mothers and new babies.
Are you pregnant? Just had your baby?
Ask in store for your test kit today.
One in four women carry Group B Strep infection. It is an avoidable cause of babies being admitted to neonatal care. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, or become very sick and sometimes even die after birth. GBS most commonly causes infection in the blood (sepsis), the fluid and lining of the brain (meningitis), and lungs (pneumonia). Some GBS survivors can experience life long disabilities. #WhyGuess when you can take a test?
How do I take a test?
NIPT involves a quick blood sample, making it quick and easy for you and your baby. Your sample is then sent to a laboratory, where a technician will look at the DNA in your blood for signs of abnormalities.
When will I receive my results?
Results for Trimester tests 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be given approximately 5-7 working days from when the laboratory receives your sample, and between 5-10 working days for Trimester Complete.
How will I receive my results?
For your convenience and speed we can deliver your results electronically or by post. We provide a personalised interpretation service for high risk results, calling you to ensure your results make sense.
In the event of a high risk NIPT result, Trimester will make a medical referral to a fetal medicine unit of your choice to help decide your next steps. Women who receive a low risk test result are encouraged to continue antenatal care as planned.