Explaining Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) covers a wide range of blood test or Buccal Swab tests that give insight into your genetics. Whether you are in the family planning stage of life or you are already on your pregnancy journey, NIPT tests can give you insight into you and your baby’s genetics.
The sample taken, whether via Buccal Swab or blood test can be used to determine fetal DNA. This DNA can then used to determine the genetics of your baby and the likelihood of them being born with a genetic condition. All results are sent directly to your GP following the test.
What Are The Benefits to Prenatal Genetic Testing?
If you have a history of genetic conditions in your family, you may be more inclined to explore your genetics before having a family. Prenatal genetic testing will allow you to find out whether you are a carrier of these historic family conditions.
If you are found to be a carrier of these genetic conditions, this will give you more opportunity to plan your family or decide against this decision. If you are already pregnant, this test can give you an insight in to how likely your baby is to be born with a genetic condition.
Some genetic conditions can have a significant impact on the quality of life and will require more care once born. Having these genetic answers can be a big help in planning for your baby’s arrival if you are already along your pregnancy journey.
NIPT Genetic Tests at Peek A Baby
Early Gender Blood Test
- Available from 6 weeks of pregnancy
- 9% accuracy from fetal DNA
- Tie this with an Early Scan at Peek A Baby
- Available from 10 weeks of pregnancy
- Detects the most common fetal aneuploidies
- Direct fetal DNA testing provides 99.9% accuracy
- Test via blood sample
- Gender determination possible as addition
- Available before and during pregnancy
- Test via Buccal Swab and blood sample
- Expectant mothers must be 10 weeks pregnant
- Screens for aneuploidies, microdeletions, single-gene diseases
- Tests for conditions that significantly impact the quality of life
Book Your NIPT Test Today
If you are looking to find out more about your genetic history or would like to get clarity for your baby and their gender, book your NIPT test with Peek A Baby Birmingham or Bromsgrove today.
We have a range of FAQs online for our NIPT tests, but if you still have questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Birmingham or Bromsgrove clinic today. You can give your local clinic a call or complete our contact form online. A member of our team will be in touch with you as quickly as possible.
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