Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

Is a simple blood test (from 10 weeks of gestation), which provides pregnant women with an extremely accurate, early, screening test, checking for the most common chromosome and/or genetic conditions, including Down syndrome as well as the option of finding out the gender.

NIPT was introduced in 2013, and is now the “gold standard” in prenatal screening. NIPT doesn’t replace the importance of a full 12-13 week obstetric ultrasound and should not be considered a replacement for CVS or amniocentesis .

Siles Health provides NIPT screening in combination with a complimentary ultrasound. The pre NIPT ultrasound is a quick scan to confirm the gestational age, that the pregnancy is ongoing and the number of embryo’s present. Upon completion of your pre NIPT scan you will be offered a consultation with one of our experienced Genetic counsellors.

The Genetic Counsellor will provide you with information about the NIPT screening options, so you can make a fully informed decision about which NIPT screening is best for you. All our genetic counsellors are qualified phlebotomists, which makes for convenient, immediate collection of any blood samples required.

Siles Health’s “point of difference” to other ultrasound specialist’s, is that we provide 3 different NIPT screening options. The three different NIPT’s provide you with a greater choice of different genetic conditions you can screen for in your pregnancy, there are also turnaround time and price differences.

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harmony prenatal testing

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Triosmy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • Sex chromosome abnormalities.
  • Approximately 7 working days for results.
percept

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Triosmy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • All other numbered chromosomes abnormalities.
  • Sex chromosome abnormalities.
  • Approximately 3-5 working days for results.
panorama pregnancy testing
Panorama + 22q11.2 DiGeorge syndrome:

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Triosmy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • Sex chromosome abnormalities.
  • 2 microdeletion (DiGeorge syndrome).
  • Approximately 10 working days for results.
panorama pregnancy testing
Panorama + Full Microdeletion Panel:

  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • Sex chromosome abnormalities.
  • 2 microdeletion (DiGeorge syndrome).
  • 1p36 deletion syndrome.
  • 15q11-q13 microdeletion (Prader-Willi syndrome).
  • 15q11-q13 microdeletion (Angelman syndrome).
  • 2 microdeletion (Cri-du-chat syndrome).
  • Approximately 10 working days for results.