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  • NIPT is non-invasive prenatal DNA testing that is done to obtain the information on fetus status on early pregnancy stages. Due to using modern technologies, this test allows for identifying a wide range of chromosomal abnormalities and finding out the sex of your baby (optionally) before it is born.

    Why should you choose NIPT?

    It is an advanced, accurate test that helps to detect the most common diseases or abnormalities that lead to the emergence and development of pathologies, psychomotor retardation and social maladaptation of a child.

    It is a modern approach that allows to get accurate information about the health of your child, in a quick and easy way starting from the 9th week of pregnancy. This non-invasive prenatal test is absolutely safe both for a mother-to-be and a child. This test is performed both for single and multiple pregnancies.

    Peculiarities:

    • Fast – it takes 7-10 days to get the result;
    • Accuracy is up to 99%;
    • The lowest rate of false-positive results;
    • This method is based on SPN and differentiates between the DNA of a mother and a child.

    There are limitations on performing NIPT in the following situations:

    • Multiple pregnancy;
    • Records about bone -marrow transplantation in a medical history.

    How is NIPT procedure performed?

    A blood sample is collected from the mother, the fetal DNA is recovered from the blood sample and is further analyzed. The method of “massive parallel sequencing” is used for decoding millions of DNA-fragment copies in one sample and allocating them among chromosomes.

    Indications for Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostics

    It is recommended to take NIPT when there is a risk of fetal chromosomal abnormalities and as an additional method of investigation in the following cases:

    • The pregnant woman is older than 35 years for a single pregnancy and older than 32 for multiple pregnancy;
    • Family medical history includes cases when baby was born with chromosomal disorders and developmental defects;
    • Increased or medium individual risk of fetal chromosomal abnormalities basing on the results of combined screening or second trimester without any signs of fetal growth abnormalities;
    • The risk of chromosomal abnormalities caused by the fact that there are family members with a medical history of such conditions;
    • Ultrasound identified an arrested or abnormal embryonic development;
    • The woman wants to take the most accurate screening test.

    Is a Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostics trustworthy?

    Clinical studies have shown the efficiency and accuracy of this test. NIPT sensitivity to chromosomal abnormalities depends on a particular chromosome.

    How does NIPT differ from other tests?

    Other tests do not differentiate between the DNA of a mother and a fetus. That is why it is the most accurate screening test.

    Positive NIPT result

    It is a sign that the fetus may present one of the investigated abnormalities. A doctor will explain what additional tests are required to confirm the diagnosis.

    Negative NIPT result

    It is a sign of low risk for abnormalities. A doctor will explain whether any other tests, besides medical supervision and fetal ultrasound, are necessary.

    Supervision: Approximately 0.2% of women with increased body weight present failures. For more details consult the experts in our clinic.