Known as an NIPT investigation, this test is offered as an investigation for Down’s syndrome and will determine, with high accuracy, either a ‘low risk’ or ‘high risk’ diagnosis. This test does not involve any invasive procedures, just a simple maternal blood test:
• Performed from 10 weeks of pregnancy.
A NIPT test will screen for Chromosomes 13,18,21, X and Y. You will be offered genetic counseling if the results of this test are positive or ‘ high risk’