Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing



Safe for both Mother & Baby

NIPT is a DNA test on maternal blood to screen pregnancies for the most common fetal chromosome anomalies: trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). Also the gender of the fetus can be determined.

Our high-quality, affordable NIPT can detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities as early as 10 weeks, for all pregnant patients.

Non-Invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) quickly analyzes cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to assess whether a singleton or twin pregnancy is at increased risk for the three most common chromosomal disorders on chromosomes 21, 18, and 13.

How does it works?

Small amounts of a baby’s DNA passes into the bloodstream of the mother during pregnancy. Our newest technology allows us to analyse this DNA directly from the mother’s blood and screen for chromosomal abnormalities.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing can help to avoid all potentially unnecessary and invasive testing. There is no risk to mother or baby and NIPT provides the earliest testing available.

How is it performed?

A simple blood sample is taken by your doctor, using the AGCT GENOMICS kit. The sample is then processed at AGCT GENOMICS laboratory for analysis. Test results are typically delivered within 14 business days.

What AGCT NIPT screen?

Following chromosomal abnormalities are screened.

  • Trisomy 21 - Down Syndrome, which is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. Mild/moderate mental retardation and risk of some birth defects (affects 1 in 1,000 live births).
  • Trisomy 18 - Edwards Syndrome, which is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18. Severe mental retardation and risk of multiple birth defects (affects 1 in 3,000-6,000 live births).
  • Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome, which is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 13. Severe mental retardation and risk of multiple birth defects (affects 1 in every 5,000 live births).

This test can also detect: (Optional)

  • Turner syndrome (Monosomy X), which is caused by a missing X chromosome in females
  • Klinefelter syndrome (XXY), which is caused by an extra X chromosome in males
  • Jacobs syndrome (XYY), which is caused by an extra Y chromosome in males
  • Triple X syndrome (XXX), which is caused by an extra X chromosome in females

*Baby's sex can also be determined. (Optional)

Why should you choose AGCT NIPT?

  • Safety
  • Accuracy
  • Fast
  • Trusted & Reliable

What does the result mean?

Positive result: means that it is likely that your baby will have one of the tested conditions, for example Down syndrome or another. If the result of your non-invasive prenatal test is positive, you should consult with your doctor and plan another diagnostic testing to confirm this result or exclude diagnosis related to that result.

Negative result means that it is unlikely your baby will have Down syndrome or another chromosomal defect analyzed by this non-invasive prenatal test. However, due to technique limitations, a certain subgroup of diseases is not detectable by this test. Hence this negative result does not completely eliminate the possibility of certain genetic defects not assessed by this screening. In case any possible abnormalities are detected on ultrasound investigation, or in case of any genetic disorder known in your family, you should undergo further genetic counselling and discuss the risk with your doctor to access whether further testing is necessary.

"The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends offering Non-Invasive prenatal testing to all pregnant women, regardless of age or risk."

Get Pre-test Consultation

The information obtained from genetic testing can have a profound impact on your life. Prior to any genetic testing, we strongly recommend that you seek genetic counseling to understand more about which of the following options might be beneficial for you and your family members. Genetic counseling is also recommended to help you understand your genetic test results and their implications for other family members. AGCT CLINIC provide its patients with personalized genetic counseling and complete health care and support throughout the treatment.

Genetic testing can change the way you live.

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