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NIPT Test for Prenatal Screening

Advanced prenatal testing by UK’s leading private ultrasound clinic.

Non-Invasive NIPT Test For Genetic Conditions

Are you looking for non-invasive prenatal genetic testing in the UK? Book your NIPT (Harmony) Test with Ultrasound Plus – one of the UK’s leading private providers of NIPT testing from as early as 10 weeks. With clinics across London, Essex, Watford, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, and Leicester, we make it easier for women to access quality prenatal care in a private and welcoming environment. NIPT (Harmony Test) analyses cell-free DNA in maternal blood and gives a strong indication of whether the baby has at high or low chance of having trisomy 21 (Downs syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) or trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

£395.00

What Is Non-Invasive DNA Prenatal Testing?

NIPT (Similar To Harmony Test )is a highly developed non-invasive Harmony testing method that determines the likelihood of a fetus having a genetic disorder caused by an extrachromosomal Abnormality, commonly known as trisomy. This specific test searches for other rare chromosomal abnormalities too, including trisomy 21 (Downs syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards’ syndrome), and, trisomy 13 (Patau’s syndrome), as well as sex chromosome conditions. Harmony test results are intended to be used in conjunction with other clinical and other diagnostic test findings, consistent with professional standards of practice, including confirmatory fetal diagnostic testing, parental evaluation, clinical genetic evaluation, and counseling, as appropriate.

Included In Your NIPT Scan

Non-invasive prenatal testing at Ultrasound Plus includes:

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Dating, risk report and
blood screening.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing & Scan

Two 2D black and white
images in a mounted
card frame.

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Free 4D sneak preview –
optional from 12 to 22
weeks.

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A scan to determine single
or multiple pregnancies, and the
baby’s foetal age. From 10 weeks.

Optional Extras

These can be purchased from the clinic on the day.

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What to Expect During Your NIPT Test

Upon arrival at our clinic for an NIPT, you will be requested to fill out a consent form prior to conducting the scan and blood test. Following the signing of the consent form and completion of the non-invasive prenatal and simple blood test itself, the sample will be forwarded to our UK laboratory to extract the DNA. The blood test, also referred to as the harmony test, accurately detects DNA and identifies any potential issues that may not be visible on an ultrasound scan.

At least 2% Sufficient DNA must be present in the maternal blood for accurate results. If the quantity is inadequate, an additional blood sample will be required at no extra cost. The results of the blood test and your NIPT scan or Test will be available within five to seven working days. The Prenatal Test is a non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) based on cell-free DNA analysis.

Understanding Your NIPT Test Results

If an NIPT Test result is deemed high-risk, an invasive follow-up procedure is recommended, such as amniocentesis or CVS. The likelihood of requiring this invasive procedure is less than 1%. While this first screening result can be concerning, rest assured that medical professionals will conduct further testing, and all results will be provided to you for forwarding to your GP or midwife.

It’s important to note that a high-risk result for trisomy 21, 18, 13, or sex chromosome conditions does not necessarily mean that the fetus has one of these conditions, but it is highly probable. Taking this step is essential for ensuring your baby’s safety and health throughout your pregnancy.

Frequently Asked Questions

NIPT, or Harmony Test, is a type of prenatal screening test that analyses a small sample of the blood from the mother to detect certain abnormalities in the developing fetus. NIPT can detect trisomy 21 Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome trisomy 18, as well as other chromosomal disorders. It is a non-invasive conventional traditional screening test, like ultrasound tests meaning it does not pose any risk to the mother or the developing fetus.

NIPT, or non-invasive prenatal testing, is a type of prenatal screening test that analyses a small sample of the mother’s blood to detect certain chromosomal abnormalities in the developing foetus. NIPT can detect trisomy 21 Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome trisomy 18, and Patau syndrome trisomy 13, as well as other chromosomal disorders. It is a non-invasive test, meaning it does not pose any risk to the mother or the developing foetus.

As early as 10 weeks.

A NIPT test is done by taking a small sample of blood from the mother. The sample is then analyzed to detect the presence of fetal DNA and abnormalities in early pregnancy. The test can be done as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy and is a less invasive test performed by a healthcare professional in the clinic and lab.

NIPTanalyses a small sample of the blood to detect the presence of the baby’s DNA. The test looks for specific chromosomal abnormalities, such as physical defects such as trisomy 21 Down syndrome, and Edwards syndrome trisomy 1, by analyzing the ratio of certain chromosomes in the fetal DNA. The test can be performed as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy and is highly accurate, with a detection rate of more than 99%.

The test NIPT is a brand name for a specific type of test. It is used to screen for rare chromosomal conditions and disorders such as trisomy 21 Down syndrome, and Patau syndrome trisomy 13. It is not appropriate to say that one test is better than the other as the choice of test depends on the individual case and the preferences of the patient and their healthcare provider. Both the Harmony test and NIPT are highly accurate for detecting brain abnormalities such as trisomy 21 Down syndrome, Edward’s syndrome, and Patau syndrome trisomy 13. Nevertheless, various NIPT Harmony tests may exhibit slight variations in their accuracy rates and might screen for distinct or uncommon chromosomal abnormalities and disorders. Thus, it’s crucial to engage in a discussion with a healthcare provider to ascertain the most suitable test for an individual, considering their specific chromosomal abnormality concerns.

NIPT tests are highly accurate, with a detection rate of more than 99% for trisomy 21 Downs, and Patau syndrome trisomy 13.

(NIPT) has several benefits, including:

High accuracy for detecting chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13.

Non-invasive, meaning it does not pose any risk to the mother or the developing fetus.

Can be the genetic tests done as early as eight weeks gestation of the first pregnancy or 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Provides peace of mind for pregnant women who are at high or increased risk for chromosomal abnormalities.

Allows for early diagnosis and planning for families who may have a child with a chromosomal disorder.

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has several benefits, including:

  • High accuracy for detecting chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13.
  • Non-invasive, meaning it does not pose any risk to the mother or the developing foetus.
  • Can be done as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Provides peace of mind for pregnant women who are at high risk for chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Allows for early diagnosis and planning for families who may have a child with a chromosomal disorder.

Yes, we will be able to confirm the gender of single and identical twin pregnancies after 10 weeks of gestation.

Yes, you can have the non-invasive prenatal test if you’re having twins.

Yes, our non-invasive test is suitable for IVF patients.

The results of your non-invasive prenatal test will be available in five to seven working days.

Three out of every 100 women will have false positive results and require a repeat blood test. This false positive result could be due to an insufficient level of CfDNA in your blood sample, or it may not pass the quality score. If this false positive rate happens, another sample will be obtained and sent back to our laboratory. There will be no charge for this.

Yes, we can use NIPT testing to assess the likelihood of sex chromosome disorders caused by having a missing or extra copy of X and Y chromosomes, including Turner syndrome and extra microdeletions, such as Klinefelter syndrome. This is only available for single pregnancies.

Yes, we can use NIPT testing to assess the likelihood of sex chromosome disorders caused by having a missing or extra copy of X and Y chromosomes, including Turner syndrome and extra microdeletions, such as Klinefelter syndrome. This is only available for single pregnancies.

Our friendly sonographers will perform your non-invasive prenatal test and scan and will keep you informed every step of the way. Our sonographers work within the NHS alongside their role at Ultrasound Plus and are accredited by the Health Professional Council, the General Medical Council, the Society of Radiographers, or the Royal College of Midwives.

No, not necessarily. A high-risk result from your non-invasive prenatal test means there is a higher risk of abnormal chromosomes, and you will be referred back to your GP/Midwife for further management and to be offered the option of amniocentesis or cvs to assess the chromosomes directly.

Any NIPT screening test carries with it the risk of a false negative. However, the risk of this happening in our non-invasive prenatal test is much lower than the standard down syndrome screening performed routinely at a 12-week scan.

Yes, it is recommended that you drink one litre of water at least 20 minutes before your appointment.

Please be sure to bring any hospital notes you may have which can assist our sonographers if a referral is required.

Please be sure to bring any hospital notes you may have which can assist our sonographers if a referral is required.

Yes, our scans are an additional service to be used alongside the NHS.

You must let your GP or midwife know your intention to have a scan with Ultrasound Plus. Before your appointment, we will ask you to complete a registration form where your GP/midwife details will be requested. It is your responsibility to report any findings to your GP/midwife.

Ultrasound Plus will be paid directly by you (the patient) and an invoice will be provided. Any claims made are between the insurance company and the patient and it is at the insurer’s discretion whether you can claim for this on your policy. We advise you to check with your medical insurance company before booking an appointment to avoid disappointment.

NIPT at Ultrasound Plus costs £395, including a deposit of £50. Please note for Multiple Pregnancies, there is an additional charge of £25 added to your package

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For Just £395.00

If you’re looking for a reliable and accurate way to detect potential genetic abnormalities during your early pregnancy then, consider scheduling an NIPT Prenatal Test with Ultrasound Plus. Our compassionate and experienced team is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for all of our patients, and we understand the importance of accurate prenatal testing. Schedule your NIPT appointment today for a deposit of just £50.

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East London

5 Inderscon Square, Lightermans Road,
Docklands London, E14 9DQ
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Watford

Victoria House, 45-47 Vicarage Road
Watford, WD18 ODE
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Essex

16 Crown Street, Brentwood,
Essex, CM14 4BA
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Birmingham

38 Harbourne Road,
Birmingham, B15 3HE
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Kingston

Suite 2, 16 High Street,
Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 4DB
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Leicester

75A London Road,
Leicester, LE2 0PF
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NIPT Test with Cell-Free DNA Screening

This non-invasive prenatal screening test uses a sample of the mother’s blood to detect fetal abnormalities, including Down’s Syndrome. It’s gaining popularity as a safer alternative to invasive diagnostic tests like amniocentesis or CVS. This test analyzes small baby fragments in the mother’s blood to identify chromosomal abnormalities with over 99% accuracy. It’s less invasive testing than needle-based procedures like amniocentesis or CVS, making it a game-changer in prenatal testing. The cfDNA screening test has streamlined prenatal care, offering early detection of conditions like Down’s Syndrome, leading to better outcomes for both mother and baby. As a result, it’s increasingly replacing traditional Screening tests methods such as ultrasound or maternal serum screening.