Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
Know More About Baby’s Genetic Health
What is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?
Non-invasive prenatal testing is a blood test for identifying chromosomal abnormalities in high-risk pregnancies.The test is as simple as a blood draw and helps identify any genetic abnormalities in an unborn baby.
The NIPT Test: As Simple As It Can Get
NIPT test is similar to any other routine blood test. The pregnant woman’s blood sample is collected using a simple needle and syringe. The sample is then tested and analyzed for cfDNA in the blood.
cfDNA or Circulating free DNA is degraded blood fragments that circulate freely in the pregnant woman’s bloodstream. The cfDNA contains maternal DNA along with fetal genetic material. The cfDNA analysis highlights any risk of increase or decrease in the fetal genetic conditions.
Chromosomal (genetic) Abnormality Detected by NIPTS
NIPTS can accurately screen the three most common trisomies.
- Down Syndrome or trisomy 21 (Caused by Chromosome 21)
- Trisomy 18 (caused by extra chromosome 18)
- Trisomy 13 (caused by extra chromosome 13)
Ideal Candidate For NIPT
NIPT is recommended in the case of women with a high-risk pregnancy.
- Women who are 35 years of age or older
- Women with a family history of genetic disorders
- Women who have previously had a pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality
- Women who are carrying twins or higher-order multiples
Seeds Of Innocence Expertise
At Seeds of Innocence, we offer state-of-the-art NIPTS testing and analysis for accurately predicting the risk of genetic disorders. Our experts offer counselling on all screening options so that you can go over all your choices and choose the most appropriate one.
Q. How Accurate is NIPT?
NIPT is faster and more accurate than traditional screening. The probability of false-positive or false-negative is next to zero. This means rarely will your doctor recommend a follow-up test.
Q. What is the ideal time for NIPT?
NIPT can be performed from 10 weeks until the end of pregnancy.
Q. How Long Does NIPT Screening Take?
Once the blood samples are collected and sent for analysis, the test results take no more than a