Non Invasive Prenatal Screening

A non-invasive & highly accurate screening test for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Overview

A pregnant woman’s blood contains fragmented DNA particles of the placenta as well as her own cells. The DNA of the fetus and the placental cells (Cf-DNA) is usually identical. LifeCell’s Jananya, Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) analyses this Cell-Free Fetal DNA (Cf-DNA) & helps in early detection of certain genetic abnormalities without harming the fetus.

What does this test screen for ?

LifeCell’s Jananya Non-Invasive Prenatal screening (NIPS) is a genetic test that screens for common genetic conditions, such as:

  1. Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  2. Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  3. Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  4. Gonosomal aneuploidies ( XYY syndromes, Klinefelter, Turner, triple X)
  5. Common Microdeletions & Duplications

Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening helps prospective mothers in more ways than one

Reduces the need for mother’s to go through high-risk invasive testing

It is risk-free to the mother and the baby.

It assures high detection rates of 99 % for Down’s Syndrome

Results in just 8-10 days

Genetic Counselling after the test to understand your results better.

How Does Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Work?

Order:

The Physician places an order for the test

Laboratory Analysis:

Testing and analysis of the sample are conducted in the lab.

Reports:

The results are shared within 8-10 days.

Counselling:

Post-result free genetic counselling is offered to parents to understand the test results better.

Begin your healthy pregnancy journey with

Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

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Please note that Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening can only be ordered by a physician. They would also be the only person to receive your results and will pass them along to you. If you are unable to find a physician, contact us on 1800-266-5533 & we will organise one for you at no additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Singleton Pregnancy – test can be performed any time after 10 weeks within the first trimester.
  2. Twin Pregnancy - test can be performed any time after 12 weeks within the first trimester.
  3. Multiple Pregnancy – This test cannot be performed in multiple pregnancies.
  4. This is also applicable to Vanishing Twins.
  5. Process - Only maternal blood samples are required to conduct this test.

Although this test has a high detection rate, it just measures the risk of your child developing the aforementioned chromosomal defects. If you were to test positive for one of the anomalies, your doctor will then recommend further confirmatory testing.

Sample just requires the maternal blood sample.

This test poses absolutely no risk to either the mother or the baby.

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