Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) •NIPT test on Indian population•NIPT Test Cost in India

Subarna Debbarma (BPT, DNHE)

NIPT test on Indian population

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is now being offered within the national screening pathway for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome.

Delivers High Accuracy of 99.9%

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What is NIPT?

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a blood test taken from the mother in pregnancy, that uses cutting edge DNA technology to evaluate whether a baby has a high chance of a certain chromosomal condition.

Is NIPT safe?

NIPT is completely safe and will not harm you or your baby.

Why do you need the NIPT test?

Helps identify fetuses at risk of serious chromosomal abnormality

Gives reassurance to expecting parents

Leads to better management of a child’s genetic health by providing early information.

Prepares for the birth and early intervention wherever possible

Who can have the SAFE test?

The test is suitable from 10 weeks of pregnancy for all single and identical twins pregnancies, including IVF, egg donor or surrogate pregnancies. For non-identical and vanishing twin, test sensitivity is reduced.

The test is not suitable for multiple pregnancies (greater than twins), if the mother has cancer, a chromosomal or genetic condition (including Down’s syndrome). It is also unsuitable for mothers who have undergone a blood transfusion in the last 4 months, had transplant surgery, immunotherapy or stem cell therapy.

Who needs to get tested?

All pregnant women who need insight into their baby’s development can avail the test, regardless of their age. Claria NIPT is recommended for all types of pregnancies. Medical societies today support the use of NIPT as the first line of screening for all pregnancies, irrespective of the risk.

For physicians, it is important to recommend this test for pregnancies where:

  • The woman is above 30 years of age.
  • A high risk for abnormality is found serum screening.
  • Certain abnormalities on ultrasound are identified.
  • There is a family history of chromosomal conditions or birth defects.
  • Couples have had a child with a chromosomal disorder.
  • A couple has a history of infertility or pregnancy loss (miscarriages or stillbirths).

NIPT Test Cost in India:

The approximate cost of the test is around ₹10,000- ₹25,000. This charge may also vary depending upon the location where NIPT testing being performed.

How is Claria NIPT better than others?

  • High sensitivity/specificity for low false positive and negative rates.
  • It has an accuracy of over 99.9%.
  • India’s only NIPT to be validated on the Indian population.
  • Pre and post-test genetic counseling for all patients.
  • Only NIPT to process all samples at our CAP* accredited lab in India, enabling accurate and faster reporting.

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