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NIPT Screening at Baby Moments Didcot


Baby moments offer NIPT Screening test for Pregnant women.


The IONA® test is a non-invasive prenatal test for pregnant women which estimates the risk of a foetus having Down’s syndrome (T21), Edward’s syndrome (T18) and Patau’s Syndrome (T13).


The IONA® test can now also test for XY chromosomes to determine the baby’s gender if required.


The IONA® test is an advanced screening test carried out on a small blood sample taken from the mother’s arm with no risk of miscarriage.


Why choose to have the IONA® screening test- NIPT?


Traditional screening that is offered by the NHS during pregnancy is currently called the combined test. This is an ultrasound scan to measure the nuchal translucency (NT) and a blood test. This is much less accurate than NIPT and it only detects around 85% of babies with Down’s syndrome.


The IONA® test has a higher detection rate than the current combined test offered to pregnant women. This means that fewer pregnant women will undergo unnecessary invasive follow-up procedures such as amniocentesis or CVS (chorionic villus sampling) which are stressful, painful and can carry a small risk of miscarriage.


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