The NIPT test is a non-invasive prenatal test that screens for Down syndrome and certain other genetic conditions caused by extra or missing genetic information in the baby’s DNA.
NIPT consists of a small maternal blood draw and is available from as early as week 10 of pregnancy. Results are available within 10 working days.
NIPT offers higher rates of accuracy than traditional screening tests and, unlike invasive procedures such as amniocentesis, poses no miscarriage risk to the mother or baby.