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.
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.
There are limitations on performing NIPT in the following situations:
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.
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:
Clinical studies have shown the efficiency and accuracy of this test. NIPT sensitivity to chromosomal abnormalities depends on a particular chromosome.
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.