Ultrasound and Screening for Women in Reading, Berkshire

0118 958 5050

NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Test). From 10 weeks.

£399 – £449


This test looks at the baby’s DNA to detect chromosomal disorders, sex chromosome disorders and the baby’s gender if requested. They are available from 10 weeks. The first part of the test is a Dating Scan to confirm gestation and viability. One of our qualified phlebotomists will then take your blood sample and send it to the lab to be tested.

The Chromosome disorders detected are commonly known as Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edward’s syndrome (Trisomy 18) and Patau’s syndrome (Trisomy 13). The Sex Chromosome disorders that can be detected are commonly known as Turner syndrome (XO), Klinefelter syndrome (XXY), Triple-X (XXX) and Jacob’s syndrome (XYY)

The baby’s gender is determined by the presence, or lack of, a Y chromosome in the mothers blood sample.

We currently offer Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests from 2 providers: IONA and Harmony.

Both of the tests we offer measure the fetal DNA present in a sample of the mothers blood and are available from 10 weeks gestation. All of the tests can be requested for single and twin pregnancies, including IVF pregnancies and pregnancies where a donor egg has been used.

The chart below shows the differences between the tests we offer. If you have any other questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact us and we will be happy to help.



Price £449 £419
Available from (gestation) 10 weeks 10 weeks
Method / Sequencing Targeted / Array Whole Genome
Available for twin pregnancies* Yes Yes
Suitable for IVF patients Yes Yes
T21 (Downs Syndrome) Yes Yes
T18 (Edwards Syndrome) Yes Yes
T13 (Patau’s Syndrome) Yes Yes

Sex Aneuploidies

Turner Syndrome (monosomy X) Yes (optional) No
Triple X (XXX) Yes (optional) No
Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY) Yes (optional) No
Jacob’s Syndrome (XYY) Yes (optional) No
Gender identification Yes (optional) Yes (optional)

Clinical Data

T21 detection rate >99% >99%
T18 detection rate >97.4% >99%
T13 detection rate >93.8% >99%
False positive rate <0.1% <1%
Fetal fraction detection rate 4% < 2%
Redraw / Failure Rate 4.60% 0.20%
Approximate turn around time** 3-5 working days 3-5 working days


* Not suitable for vanishing twins

** Time calculated from when sample is received in the laboratory. As laboratories do not express results over the weekend you may wish to consider coming in earlier in the week to avoid delays.