The very earliest you can have a scan to test for a Baby’s Gender Reveal is around 16 weeks and the NHS don’t tend to provide gender confirmation until 20 weeks. A NIPT test can be performed from as early as 10 weeks, with the results arriving in 7 working days.
What do about my Regular NHS 12 weeks scan and NT measurements scans?
If you are having NIPT Test or you have got negative or Low-risk result on the Non-Invasive Prenatal Test you should still attend and not miss your regular 12 week NHS scan and the NT measurements.
What if the sample fails?
Statistically there is a 3 to 4% failure rate that there is not enough cell free DNA in the blood sample to analyse. In this event a new sample will need to be taken again at no extra cost.
What if I have a high BMI?
The relative proportion of cell-free fetal DNA is reduced in women with a high BMI as they have more of their own cell-free DNA circulating in their blood. This may increase the chance of getting an inconclusive result.
- We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested prior to or at the time of the scan.
- This scan requires access to the area of interest, therefore it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
- Blood results require interpretation and All results should be shared with your regular healthcare professional / GP / Fertility specialist.
- All of our first line ultrasound scans & health Blood tests are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan/blood test you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of test, you should consult your GP.
- Genetic counselling is not provided as part of this Blood test Services. Customers regular Healthcare professional / GP / Fertility specialist is responsible for ensuring appropriate counselling provided to the patient.