The IONA® Screening Test £400
The IONA® test is a safe non-invasive and accurate screening test for Downs Syndrome, Edwards’ Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome. We can offer this test at home to anyone who has had a scan to date the pregnancy. The ideal time is around 10 weeks. The test is more accurate than the standard combined test offered by the NHS as it uses DNA from the baby found in the mother’s blood to assess risk which the combined test does not.
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Are NIPT Tests available on the NHS Treatment?
NHS will only provide a Combined test or Quadruple blood screening test the blood test to indicate the likelihood that your baby has Down’s Syndrome only if there is a risk considered HIGH, only then the patients will then be offered an invasive test called an Amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). Both these test procedures carry a High risk of miscarriage, that's is why most parents are going for the NIPT test. NIPT screening test carries no risk to Mum or Baby infant with the results arriving in 7 working days.
The NHS is currently unable to provide this test due to the costs involved, although most private healthcare professionals recommend it for the Peace of mind
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Why to Choose IONA Screening test
- Safe: non-invasive with no risk of miscarriage
- Fast: results available in 3-5 working days
- Accurate: greater than 99% at detecting trisomy conditions (trisomy 21, 18 and 13) and greater than 97% at detecting fetal sex (optional)
- Local: the IONA® test is performed in a laboratory local to you, not shipped to US or China
- Quality: the IONA® test is a regulated screening test which is CE marked ,Its From 10 weeks gestation a small blood sample is taken from the mother’s arm and sent to a local laboratory for analysis with the IONA® test. The DNA from the mother’s blood is extracted and the test is performed on the small amount of DNA. During pregnancy, the placenta leaks fetal cell-free DNA which circulates in the maternal bloodstream. As a result, a maternal plasma sample contains a mixture of fetal and maternal circulating DNA. The IONA® test directly measures the amount of cell-free DNA and can detect small changes in the DNA ratio between the maternal and cell-free DNA when a fetal trisomy 21, 18 or 13 is present.
How are the IONA® results reported?
- The IONA® Software for analysis calculates the relative amount of chromosomes 21, 18 and 13 to calculate a likelihood ratio to predict the presence of a trisomy. This figure is then combined with the mother’s age to calculate the probability of the foetus being affected.
How the test works
- Low Risk: means that it is very unlikely your pregnancy is affected by trisomy 21, 18 or 13.
- High risk: means that your pregnancy is at increased risk for trisomy 21, 18 or 13 and the result should be confirmed by a follow up invasive such as amniocentesis.
- No result: Very occasionally there is insufficient placental DNA in the sample to obtain a result. Women may be asked back by your healthcare provider for a further blood sample.
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.
- 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.
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