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  • 15 min
  • 550 British pounds
  • P4 Fertility at Midland Health|P4 Fertility at Harborne Road

Service Description

Please book an ultrasound scan and the test after ten weeks of pregnancy. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) screens for the presence of specific chromosome disorders in the developing fetus. The test analyses DNA fragments in maternal plasma that have been released from both maternal and placental cells. NIPT requires a single blood draw, which poses no threat to the fetus and can be done as early as ten weeks gestation. By analysing the proportions of DNA fragments derived from different chromosomes or chromosome regions, NIPT can screen for the presence or absence of specific chromosome disorders. NIPT is more accurate than first-trimester maternal serum screening and ultrasound in identifying pregnancies with or without these disorders. It diagnoses Trisomy 21, also called Down syndrome; Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome); and Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) Sex chromosome conditions such as Turner's Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome and fetal gender if the couple wishes. Our test sensitivity is over 99% to diagnose healthy babies as compared to the Combined first-trimester screening normally offered on NHS is 82%. We arrange tests and supply results only after consultation with our consultant.

Contact Details

  • P4 Fertility at Midland Health

    23a Highfield Road, Birmingham B15 3DP, UK

  • P4 Fertility at Harborne Road

    81 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3HG, UK

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