GeneSyte™ NIPT prenatal genetic screening
Those early weeks and months of pregnancy can be exciting, but they can also be a time of apprehension and concern depending your journey to get to this point. There are a few milestone tests you’re probably going to be offered to check on the health of your baby and NIPS, NIPT or non-invasive prenatal screening is one of them. You might have heard it called a another name but, just so you know, that’s just one brand for NIPS and frankly, Genea’s GeneSyte™ is better. And let’s be honest, you really want the best with this test not just the one most people have heard of. It’s a bit like the fact we Google things now, not search them.
Anyhoo, enough of all that, here’s why you should go with GeneSyte™. Genea’s GeneSyte™ prenatal genetic screening is a blood test that a pregnant woman can have in the first trimester of pregnancy (as early as 10 weeks), to look for chromosome changes that her baby may have.
The reassurance of knowing with GeneSyte™
Our exclusive Australian screening test provides definitive answers on a wider range of chromosomal abnormalities during pregnancy.
Screening as early as 10 weeks
Safer with a simple blood test
Clear and concise results, not just a risk score
Results within 5 working days (ACT 4-6 working days
How does GeneSyte™ work?
When a woman is pregnant, some of the baby’s DNA crosses the placenta into the mother’s bloodstream. GeneSyte™ NIPS is a prenatal screening test that involves taking a blood sample from the mother and screening for the baby’s DNA. Scientists can then look at the baby’s DNA for changes in chromosome numbers, checking for conditions which are caused by extra or missing chromosomes.
At Genea, through GeneSyte™ we can test all chromosomes. Some of the most commonly known conditions we test for are Down, Edwards and Patau syndromes. GeneSyte™ can also report on the sex of a baby.
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Test timing and results
GeneSyte™ NIPS can be conducted anytime from 10 weeks gestation. However, this screening test works well in combination with a morphology ultrasound scan. The morphology ultrasound scan (aka the 12-week scan) looks for the healthy physical growth of a baby and GeneSyte™ looks at the chromosome health of the baby which is just as important.
All blood samples are tested at our Genea lab here in Australia and we have one of the fastest reporting times.
GeneSyte™ NIPT screening costs $400 out of pocket, there is no Medicare rebate. At Genea, we also offer free genetic counselling to all our patients if needed. Our counsellors are highly qualified, specifically in genetics and pregnancy.
Any doctor in Australia can order GeneSyte™. GPs, obstetricians and clinicians at ultrasound units often do. Any referral is accepted, even if a doctor doesn’t have our specific request/referral form. Download Genea Pathology Request form for GeneSyte™ and book a GeneSyte™ test.