Rethink prenatal screening. Think NIPT.

“NIPT is incredible. It offers you so much information with such little risk. To have that peace of mind really made a difference for us.”
– Talia and Dan

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

NIPT: A Breakthrough Genomic Solution

Evolving pregnancy screening options, such as noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), offer early genetic screening for chromosomal conditions using just one tube of blood—as early as 10 weeks into a pregnancy. Noninvasive testing provides high detection rates, low false-positive results, and no risk to mother and baby.

Other prenatal screening and diagnostic tests may require more than one office visit, multiple blood draws, or carry a higher risk of false-positive results.1-4 Diagnostic tests, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, provide definite results for most chromosome conditions but have an associated risk of miscarriage.

Martin Chavez, MD., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, discusses noninvasive prenatal testing.
Utilizing NIPT in a maternal-fetal medicine practice: Dr. Martin Chavez

How NIPT Works

NIPT analyzes cell-free DNA from a maternal blood sample (mixture of fetal and maternal DNA) to screen for common chromosomal conditions including trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD), along with other professional societies, have stated that NIPT is an available screening option for all pregnant women.5,6

Maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr. Tracy Prosen highlights the differences between screening and diagnostic prenatal tests.
Statistics of Cell-Free DNA Screening

Getting Started with NIPT

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In-Lab Solutions

Bring noninvasive prenatal testing in-house.

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Sendout Options

Outsource sample processing to the Illumina CLIA lab when in-house facilities are not available.

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Education for Health Care Professionals

Learn about NIPT and how your patients can benefit.

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  1. Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;127(5):979-981.
  2. Gregg AR, Skotko BG, Benkendorf JL, et al. Noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy, 2016 update: a position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Genet Med. 2016;18(10):1056-1065.
  3. Bianchi DW, Parker RL, Wentworth J, et al. DNA sequencing versus standard prenatal aneuploidy screening. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(9):799-808.
  4. Norton ME, Jacobsson B, Swamy GK, et al. Cell-free DNA analysis for noninvasive examination of trisomy. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(17):1589-1597.
  5. Committee Opinion No. 640: Cell-free DNA Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;126(3):e31-37.
  6. Benn P, Borrell A, Chiu RWK, et al. Position statement from the Chromosome Abnormality Screening Committee on behalf of the Board of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis. Prenat Diagn. 2015;35(8):725-734.