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NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

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NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

4.8 (Google Rating)
9 to 40 weeks
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£375+ (dependant on test)

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What's Included in an NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

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What does the NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing check?

Screening for Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards' syndrome), Trisomy 13 (Patau's syndrome)

Fetal Sexing Option

Results within 5-10 working day

From 9+ weeks

Range of NIPT Test Providers

Book with or without Scan for more peace of mind

Performed by qualified medical ultrasound specialists

Same day written ultrasound report, 2 free images in our custom presentation folder

Objective of the NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

This test is performed to assess the risk of certain chromosomal conditions affecting the pregnancy. These conditions include Trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau’s syndrome). The tests can also assess the sex of your baby (optional).

Some tests also provide the option to screen for other conditions including screening the sex chromosomes (X/Y) for certain sex chromosomal conditions.

Our ultrasound scan is recommended with your NIPT test to check in on baby. The scan can confirm fetal viability, how far along the pregnancy is, and if the mother is having twin or multiple babies. We can also provide an estimated due date.

How do I prepare*

It's really important to arrive with the correct preparation as failure to do so may result in us not being able to perform the scan.
  • A full bladder is required for this scan – Please drink 0.5 litres of fluid approximately 30 minutes or so before your scheduled appointment and kindly try your best not to empty your bladder before the examination.
  • You may maintain your normal medication regime.
  • You can eat as normal.
  • An internal scan is often however recommended at the start of the appointment instead of the scan over your tummy as it often provides greater detail and better information.

Reasons for an NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing ..

Screening for Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome)
Screening for Trisomy 18 (Edwards' syndrome)
Screening for Trisomy 13 (Patau's syndrome)
Ultrasound Scan
Fetal Sexing Option
Genetic Blood Test
More Sensitive in detection as compared to NHS Combined Screening

Why choose us for your NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

About the NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

Non invasive prenatal testing has been shown to be a more accurate screening tool than the first pregnancy screening tests offered in the NHS (Combined screening or Quad tests). It can be offered to all women, however is usually offered to women who are carrying a baby identified from previous screening tests as having a higher chance of having either Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome, or Patau’s syndrome. The results of the NIPT will determine the risk, or chance, that the pregnancy is affected by the conditions screened for. It will not however determine if your baby definitely has or does not have any of the conditions and is not 100% accurate. 

Read our medically review article providing more indepth information about NIPT, including information about what NIPT is useful for, how it compates with the combined test by the NHS and much more by clicking below.

NIPT Test ContraIndications

  • Women who do not wish to have chromosomal screening
  • Women carrying more than 2 babies
  • Pregnancies with fetal demise/vanishing twin
  • Women with a history of:
    • ovum donation
    • organ donation
    • organ, stem cell or bone marrow transplant
    • Recent Maternal blood transfusion
    • Maternal mosaicism
    • Copy number variations
    • Fetoplacental mosaicism/confined placental mosaicism
    • Maternal neoplasm (benign/malignant
    • Pregnancies with fetal demise/vanishing twin

Failure Rate of the NIPT test increases in women with:

  • High BMI
  • Low PaPP-A result through combined 1st trimester screening
  • Active autoimmune disorders
  • On therapeutic heparin/LMWH
  • Recent cancer diagnosis

How does an NIPT appointment work?

At the Scan Clinic, we do our best to deliver excellent health care and provide as much patient choice and flexibility as possible, which is why we offer the leading private NIPT tests available as well having a number of different booking options.

NIPT is a complex area with lots of information to digest as well as different tests available to proceed with. This is why we have made the process as easy and straightforward as possible, especially if you are not sure which NIPT test you would like to proceed with. We will book you in for a NIPT appointment with a member of our clinical team, who will go over the test you have chosen or, if you are undecided, help explain some of the key differences so you can decide on which test to go forward with. After this, we will proceed with the ultrasound and blood test or just the blood test if you have opted for this and it is available for you- see below.

As the NIPT is predominantly a genetic blood test, the best and safe clinical practice is to perform this with an ultrasound scan at the time of or prior to the test. For this reason, we are uniquely placed to offer the NIPT in the safest way by being able to perform an ultrasound scan of your baby alongside having the NIPT blood test draw. However, we recognise that you may have had recent NHS or private scans elsewhere and can book a NIPT blood test only option at a reduced price for the specific NIPT test you choose.

In all cases, you will need to bring your maternity notes/folder and for the blood test only option, we will need to see the previous ultrasound scan report. If you do not have this, then the only way to proceed would be for us to perform the scan followed by the blood test.

 

Which NIPT tests do we offer?

We offer a number of leading and cutting edge Non Invasive Prenatal Tests, including the Panorama NIPT test, Illumina VerSeq NIPT & Neo NIPT tests.

Click on one of the icons to scroll to that specific test and find out more about it.

*Unfortunately, we are currently no longer offering the Harmony NIPT test.

 

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Harmony Test

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The Harmony test is one of the leading and advanced non-invasive prenatal pregnancy screening tests available for parents wishing to determine the probability of their baby having Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edwards’ syndrome (Trisomy 18) or Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13).

The Harmony test is available from as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. It is available for single including donor or surrogate and twin pregnancies. You can also choose to find out the sex of your baby*.

 

Read More about Harmony

Neo 24 Test

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The Neo 24 NIPT test is one of the latest non-invasive prenatal pregnancy screening tests available. The test is completely safe for mother and her unborn baby. The Neo 24 NIPT test will analyse the 24  chromosomes and enables assessment for a wide variety of chromosome abnormalities that can lead to a late miscarriage or the birth of a child with a serious congenital condition. Neo 24 offers a high detection rate for the specific chromosome abnormalities tested and a low false positive rate.

 

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Panorama Test

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The Panorama test is one of the leading non-invasive prenatal pregnancy screening tests available for parents wishing to determine the probability of their baby having Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edwards’ syndrome (Trisomy 18) and Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13). It can also screen for triploidy – a condition where a baby has an extra set of chromosomes for a total of 69 chromosomes instead of the usual 46.

 

Read More about Panorama

What if I am having twins?

NIPT testing can typically be used for twin pregnancy and can even be used if the pregnancy is conceived with donated eggs. However it can not be performed for triplets/multiple pregnancies.

What problems will this test NOT detect?

This test will not be able to detect structural abnormalities such as spina bifida, heart defects and growth problems. Please remember all NIPT tests are screening tests and not diagnostic tests. A screening test is one that is performed to identify those that have a higher chance or more likely to develop a specified disease or condition. It can not however provide confirmation and therefore those identified as having higher chance of a certain condition may need further diagnostic tests such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis. These diagnostic tests can identify a specific condition, disease or illness however unfortunately also carry a risk of miscarriage.

How and When will I get my results?

Blood Test:

The Scan Clinic have developed strong links with the NIPT providers which means our patients often get their results quicker than advertised. Depending on which NIPT test you opt for, they will be sent to the respective laboratory for testing and analysis (either UK or US). The lead time varies between 5 – 10 working days, however due to COVID-19 there can be a delay of a few additional days. In very rare circumstances the laboratory can take longer however in these exceptinal instances we will always endeavor to keep you updated.

The blood results will include the risk score and sex of your baby (if you opted for this at your appointment) and should be forwarded to your GP/ midwife for analysis and to be included in your maternity notes.

 

Ultrasound Scan:

If you choose to have an ultrasound scan with your NIPT test then we can usually perform it at your appointment. The ultrasound scan includes complimentary print out images of your baby.

What if the test fails or does not give a result?

There is a very small chance the NIPT test fails to achieve a result, therefore a repeat sample would be needed to be collected. Test failure increases for IVF pregnancies, twin pregnancies, mothers using blood thinners and mothers with high BMI.

One of the reasons why this may happen is that there is insufficient fetal DNA in the maternal blood sample to meet the minimum threshold of the specific NIPT test. This value varies between different tests.

If there is no result from your initial test we would offer one free re-test.

How to find us

The Scan Clinic London East,

635A Cranbrook Road,

Gants Hill IG2 6SX

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Our Reviews

HCT iBusHCT iBus
11:46 02 Dec 23
A great service that delivers in a clean and friendly safe environment that delivered exactly what... we needed for our peace of mind. Really expert information and friendly service from start to finish. Will recommend to all friends and family.read more
Candice UghaonuCandice Ughaonu
11:28 03 Oct 23
Great team and the Doctor was super friendly, very detailed and reassuring. He answered all my... questions and concerns. I left feeling much better. I have used them many times and will use again if required in future. Definitely recommend!read more
Gemma KGemma K
11:39 22 Jul 23
I came here for my first child’s gender reveal 3 years ago and the treatment hasn’t changed. The... service is still amazing, the doctors and staff were so welcoming and kind. The doctor took his time to explain the scan to me and checking the baby. The facility is very soothing and relaxing. What an amazing team. May God bless themread more
OYRAM UDAROYRAM UDAR
15:18 12 Jul 23
I recommend this clinic from my heart , the doctor and assistent was so kind and they make me feel... very confortable while on the procedure , nothing to complain, everything perfect . I will go to this clinic again if i will need it for sure .read more
Violeta GugleaVioleta Guglea
17:16 17 Jun 23
I have used the this clinic at the recommendation of my friend who had a positive experience. I... have used this clinic looking for reassurance before my gallbladder removal operation. The appointment was quickly booked for the next day to suit my needs. The scan was performed by a very well spoken, professional person. The whole experience was very positive, as expected from a private clinic. From the experience I have had, I can highly recommend this clinic.read more
aditya gandhiaditya gandhi
16:08 12 Nov 22
Today me & my wife had 2nd visit of scan clinic. I must say our both visit of scan clinic are much... satisfactory. We were welcomed by miss Zeenat. She was very polite and professional throughout. Scan performed very well & explained as well. Scan clinic deserves thumbs up.read more
ruth raeruth rae
15:21 07 Sep 22
I booked an early scan here and I had a great experience. All the staff were amazing and friendly.... The Sonographer was great, really made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this clinic.read more
Tiziana MonnoTiziana Monno
08:10 18 Aug 22
Beautiful experience! I was 31 weeks pregnant and a little worried about my little girl's position.... I was so patiently confirmed by the doctor and informed us of the growth. My partner and I were more than satisfied. Professionalism and kindness they made me feel comfortable.read more
Lina ZhangLina Zhang
10:55 16 Aug 22
I've been to this clinic 4 times over the past 7 years for both pregnancy scans and health scans.... What sterling services they consistently provide! Booking is always easy either online or over the phone, minimum waiting time, and calming environment. What's most impressive is that Mr Usman always explained the scan results thoroughly in a calm and professional way on site and in a report, and quickly spotted issues that both my hospital scan and community clinic scan completely missed (the sonographer at the hospital even asked where I did my scan as she was impressed)! This helped me eventually get timely referral and free from lots of stress. I always feel being well looked after by the team and will wholehearted recommend them to anyone who is looking for efficient, caring and professional help.read more
sannndra Ruizsannndra Ruiz
09:25 06 Aug 22
Great treatment, it's the second time we've been here and we plan to repeat the whole pregnancy.... They revealed the gender of the baby in week 16 and the doctor is super careful and delicate, a 10 out of 10.read more
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Important Notes

  • Please bring your pregnancy book with previous scan results (if you have had your first NHS scan) to your appointment as we will not be able to scan you without them.
  • All scans are performed to accomplish the main objective only.
  • This scan is not a screening test for fetal abnormalities.
  • Sometimes at the scan, we may not detect the heartbeat or visualise the fetus on the screen. In such instances, this could be because it’s too early for the ultrasound scan to detect the pregnancy or could indicate that a miscarriage has occurred. In the event of this happening, please be reassured that our trained staff are on hand to offer advice and guidance on next steps.
  • Twin / multiple pregnancies incur an additional charge of £45 (12 weeks onwards).
  • For scans with gender assessment included  (16 weeks onwards), any information regarding the sex of the baby is not guaranteed & ultrasound alone is not 100% accurate as some babies can be ambiguous. Your practitioner will only provide you with information about the gender if they feel confident to do so from the ultrasound scan. The Scan Clinic or its staff can not be in any way held responsible upon the reliance of such information.
  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional which will be requested from you before or at the time of your scan.
  • Our pregnancy scans do not replace or substitute any scan you have or will have with the NHS / maternity care provider.
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NIPT Test – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing FAQ's

Who is eligible for NIPT?

Women who

  • are at least
    • 9 weeks pregnant for Panorama NIPT
    • 10 weeks pregnant for other NIPT tests
  • have a singleton or twin pregnancy only
  • have conceived with IVF

Who is not eligible for NIPT?

NIPT is not suitable for patients with:

  • Women who do not wish to have chromosomal screening
  • Women carrying more than 2 babies
  • Pregnancies with fetal demise/vanishing twin
  • Women with a history of:
    • ovum donation
    • organ donation
    • organ, stem cell or bone marrow transplant
    • Recent Maternal blood transfusion
    • Maternal mosaicism
    • Copy number variations
    • Fetoplacental mosaicism/confined placental mosaicism
    • Maternal neoplasm (benign/malignant

Can I find out fetal sex?

NIPT will be able to determine fetal sex.

In twin pregnancies however, the NIPT test will not be able to differentiate the sex of the twins.

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The Scan Clinic is committed to providing accurate and objective educational content about health and medical related topics. We know that there is a lot of misinformation out there, and we take our responsibility to be a trustworthy source of information seriously. Every article on our site is thoroughly fact-checked by our team of writers.

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