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Call us to book on 0203 960 7960

Our lines are open everyday from
8:30am – 9:30pm

5 Advantages of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

1. Early Detection

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a safe and accurate way to screen for certain genetic conditions in a developing fetus. NIPT is typically offered to pregnant women after 10 weeks of gestation and can detect chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13. This type of testing is beneficial because it can detect these conditions earlier than traditional methods, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). With NIPT test, women can receive results within a few days, allowing them to make informed decisions about their pregnancy. 

2. Low Risk

Unlike amniocentesis and CVS, NIPT does not carry any risk of miscarriage or other complications. This type of testing is non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve any needles or other instruments being inserted into the uterus. Instead, NIPT uses a simple blood draw from the mother’s arm to analyze the fetal DNA that is present in her bloodstream. This makes it a much safer option for pregnant women who are concerned about the risks associated with more invasive tests. 

3. Accurate Results

NIPT is highly accurate in detecting chromosomal abnormalities in a developing fetus. Studies have shown that this type of testing has an accuracy rate of 99% or higher for detecting Down syndrome and other trisomies.

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This makes it a reliable option for pregnant women who want to know if their baby is at risk for any genetic conditions. Ultrasound Plus offers NIPT with 99% accuracy for detecting Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities.

4. Cost-Effective

NIPT is also more cost-effective than traditional methods of prenatal testing. The cost of NIPT is typically much lower than that of amniocentesis or CVS, making it an affordable option for many families. Additionally, NIPT can save money by reducing the need for additional tests or procedures that may be required if a chromosomal abnormality is detected with traditional methods. 

5. Convenience

Finally, NIPT offered by Ultrasound Plus is convenient for pregnant women who want to know the health status of their baby early in the pregnancy. The test can be done quickly and easily (Remove as done in our clinics in the comfort of your own home, without the need for additional appointments or visits to the 

doctor’s office. This makes it an ideal option for busy moms who want to get accurate results quickly and conveniently)

Overall, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) offered by Ultrasound Plus provides many advantages for pregnant women who want to know the health status of their baby early in the pregnancy. This type of testing is safe, accurate, cost-effective, and convenient, making it an ideal option for many families.

Pregnancy Scans offered by Ultrasound Plus

First Trimester Pregnancy Scans

6 to 12 weeks of pregnancy

Early Reassurance Scan

Early Pregnancy Scan: £80

Available from 6 to 8 weeks gestation, our Early Pregnancy Scan is vital for early reassurance. It confirms pregnancy, determines gestational age, and provides an estimated due date. This viability or early pregnancy scan is an essential first step in your prenatal journey.

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Dating Scan: £80

Available from 8 to 16 weeks gestation, our Dating Scan measures gestational age from the first day of your last menstrual period, offering an estimated date of delivery. This scan is crucial for planning and preparing for the upcoming stages of pregnancy.

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NIPT test (Prenatal Screening): £395

Available from 10 weeks onwards, our Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing is a significant advancement in screening for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s syndrome, Edwards syndrome, and Patau syndrome. It analyses cell-free DNA circulating in the mother’s blood.

Second Trimester Pregnancy Scans

13 to 27 weeks of pregnancy

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Reassurance Scan: £65

Available from 13 to 40 weeks, our Reassurance Scan is recommended for those needing peace of mind during pregnancy, especially if experiencing pain, bleeding, or reduced baby movements.

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Private Gender Scan: £65

Available from 16 to 40 weeks, our Gender Scan will help you discover whether you’re having a boy or a girl. We give 99% accuracy and also includes a wellbeing assessment and the option to have your gender reveal put in an envelope to take home.

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Anomaly Scan: £150

Available from 19 to 24 weeks, our Anomaly Scan provides a thorough examination of fetal development. It checks anatomical structures, including the head, chest, stomach, kidneys, limbs, spine, and heart.

Third Trimester Pregnancy Scans

27 to 40 weeks of pregnancy

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Growth Scan: £70

Available from 24 to 38 weeks, our Growth Scan evaluates your baby’s development. It’s particularly recommended for monitoring the growth and size of your baby, especially in cases of previous complications or concerns.

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Presentation Scan: £70

Available from 37 to 40 weeks, the Presentation Scan checks your baby’s position before delivery. This includes a wellbeing assessment and is crucial for understanding the baby’s positioning, particularly in cases of breech presentation.

3D/ 4D Baby Scan: from £90

Available from 24 to 34 weeks, the 3D and 4D Scans allow you to see your growing baby in real-time. Experience this special moment with detailed 3D or 4D color photos and video capturing your baby’s movements.

Book Your Personalised Pregnancy Scans

At Ultrasound Plus, we understand that every pregnancy is unique. Our team of experienced sonographers ensures that each scan is conducted with the highest level of care and precision. Book your appointment today for a comprehensive and comforting pregnancy scan experience in the UK

Keepsakes You Can Take Home After Your Scan With Us

A6 2D/3D B/W Ultrasound Image of your baby for £5

Baby Frames For A6 ultrasound images for £10

2D/3D Digital Download of your baby’s ultrasound images for £6

6×4 3D Colour image for £6

2D/3D Ultrasound Image Keyring for £6

2d/3d ultrasound image fridge magnet for £6

Gender Reveal Confetti Cannon for £12

Heartbeat bear for £25

Gender Reveal Box for £35

2D Video of your ultasound for only £15