Perfect choice for expectant parents who wish to learn about vital information regarding their child's health status during pregnancy. The test is easy to perform, accurate, and can be done starting from the first trimester, with little to no risk to the pregnancy. This test will provide thorough information regarding the status of your child's chromosomes with guaranteed results unparalleled by any other screening options.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) will check the number of chromosomes. Humans typically have 23 pairs of chromosomes, and one of the pairs will determine the gender of your child. NIPT can provide the number of chromosomes that can be utilized to detect chromosome loss or duplication, commonly referred to as aneuploidy. This phenomenon is often synonymous with mental or physical disorders with various levels of severity.
Usually, the most commonly found aneuploidy cases are trisomies 21 (Down Syndrome), trisomies 18 (Edward Syndrome), trisomies 13 (Patau Syndrome), and sex chromosome abnormalities (XXY, XYY, or XXX). All of these can be discovered with NIPT.
You can choose to perform NIPT as early as 10 weeks of gestational age easily in healthcare facilities, laboratories, or even in the comfort of your home. This test uses a single blood draw from your arm (one tube with around 8 – 10 cc of blood) as the specimen. The results will be completed within 14 working days. Diagnos genomics can also provide additional services (amniocentesis and genetic counseling) in case of a high-risk profile.
Features of Basic NIPT Plus:
1. Assessment of all chromosomes (23 pairs)
2. Assessment of 20++ type of microdeletion
3. Gender determination (optional, can be reported or excluded from the report)
4. Abnormalities testing on sex chromosomes
5. Additional services in case of high-risk profile
Why should NIPT Plus?
Abnormalities of the chromosomes is caused by handicap on chromosome or on the genetic structure of the chromosomes. This can result in Down Syndrome, Edward syndrome and many more. Therefore, it's important for us to check pregnancy as soon as possible to help determine the abnormalities of chromosomes.