Prenatal NIPT Blood Tests

For peace of mind

What are Prenatal Blood Tests?

Our NIPT blood tests are safe and non-Invasive screening tests that use DNA found in your blood to detect chromosomal anomalies in your baby, from week 10 of pregnancy. 

Suitable for women of all ages, single or twin pregnancies, naturally conceived or through IVF.

This is the safest and easiest way to check the genetic health of your baby during pregnancy, with FREE genetic counselling provided if you receive a positive result for any health condition.

PLUS – we can also tell you the gender of your baby or babies, from just 10 weeks pregnant!

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Our Blood Tests

See all our prenatal blood tests below. All tests offer Gender Identification for single pregnancies or identical twins and free genetic counselling if required.

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PrenatalSAFE 3 NIPT

Check for the most common Trisomy disorders: Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome & Patau Syndrome.


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PrenatalSAFE 5 NIPT

All conditions included in PrenatalSAFE 3 plus checks for Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome & Jacobs Syndrome.


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PrenatalSAFE Karyo NIPT

All conditions included in PrenatalSAFE 5 plus checks on all chromosomes for aneuploidies, deletions & duplications.


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PrenatalSAFE Karyo Plus NIPT

All conditions included in PrenatalSAFE Karyo, plus checks for 9 microdeletion syndromes including Prader-Willi, Angelman & DiGeorge Syndrome.


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PrenatalSAFE Complete Plus

Our most comprehensive NIPT test.
All conditions included in PrenatalSAFE Karyo Plus, as well as checks for 5 inherited genetic diseases and up to 50 De Novo diseases.


Why should I take a test?

Our tests detect fetal abnormalities at a very early stage, from week 10 of pregnancy, with a high degree of accuracy and a low false-positive rate.
Only the equivalent of the PrenatalSAFE 3 test is available on the NHS, and even then only for at-risk mothers.
Our range of tests is available to all, and offers a comprehensive choice so you can make an informed decision about the health concerns you want to know about.

How do the tests work?

Our tests are called NIPT tests, or Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests. An NIPT is a blood test taken from the mother during pregnancy, using state of the art DNA technology to check whether the baby has high risks of certain chromosomal health conditions. 

During pregnancy the placenta sheds cell free DNA (cfDNA) into the mother’s bloodstream. This means that the mother’s blood continues a mixture of your own DNA, and that of your baby’s placenta.

By extracting and evaluating the cfDNA in your blood, we can identify the risk to your baby of a range of health conditions and diseases.

Why is NIPT better than the current NHS test?

Traditional screening offered during pregnancy is currently called the combined test within the NHS and checks for Down Syndrome. This includes a blood test and an ultrasound scan to measure the nuchal translucency (NT). This is much less accurate than NIPT and it only detects around 85% of babies with Down’s syndrome.

The PrenatalSAFE tests not only check for a much wider range of health conditions, but also have a higher detection rate (up to 99%) than the current NHS test offered to pregnant women.

This means that you have less chance of needing to undergo unnecessary invasive follow-up procedures such as amniocentesis or CVS which are stressful, painful and can carry a small risk of miscarriage.