Non invasive prenatal test FAQ

  • Once pregnant, can I sign up for Non invasive prenatal testing?

    You can only sign up for NIPT as early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy. This test analyses the genetic material (DNA), which includes the DNA of your fetus, naturally circulating in your bloodstream. The amount of fetal DNA gradually peaks from 10th week onwards and clears off from your bloodstream within hours of giving birth.

  • Am I eligible for NIPT?

    Non invasive prenatal testing can be done from the 10th week of pregnancy and onwards. It can also be ordered for IVF pregnancies, donor egg pregnancies and twin pregnancies. Talk to your obstetrician / doctor to find out if you are a suitable candidate for non invasive prenatal test.

  • Besides NIPT, what other screening tests are available to detect chromosomal abnormalities?

    Before NIPT was available, first trimester screening (FTS), which is a combination of nuchal translucency (NT) and maternal serum screening via biochemical markers, was commonly used to provide a risk estimate of common fetal trisomies, such as Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, and Patau Syndrome . Compared to NIPT, which has an accuracy of 99.96%, FTS is only 80-90% accurate.

  • How do I sign up for Non invasive prenatal test?

    Simply head to your doctor’s /obstetric clinic as all is required is a 10ml blood sample from you. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service click here for more information.

  • Are non invasive prenatal test results conclusive for a chromosomal disorder?

    Although NIPT is a highly accurate screening test, if your screening result comes back positive, your doctor may still advise you to proceed with an invasive diagnostic test, such as Amniocentesis or CVS, to confirm the particular chromosomal abnormality by karyotyping.