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.
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.
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.
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.