The chance of having a child with a chromosome abnormality increases with maternal age. If you have had IVF treatment and would like to know if your ongoing pregnancy is at risk you can discuss this testing with your doctor or a member of our nursing team. The NIPT test is different to that performed routinely for at risk patients in that it can be carried out much earlier than current screening tests and importantly, does not carry any risk of miscarriage.
Yes. There have been a number of scientific publications including a UK registered clinical trial evaluating NIPT for 1 year. A number of professional bodies are now recommending the uptake of this testing.
Head of Genetic Services
"This test is simple and accurate, and will give you reassurance in your pregnancy"
To find out more about NIPT please speak to your doctor or a member of our nursing team for more information.