From a simple blood draw as early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy, NICE® screens for the most common chromosomal abnormalities that can affect your developing baby’s future. This test is done with little or no risk to your pregnancy.
- A simple blood test to screen for chromosomal abnormalities of the developing baby. Carries little or no risk to your pregnancy.
- Can be performed as early as on the 10th week of pregnancy. Twin pregnancy can be tested.
- Employs Whole Genome Sequencing method for comprehensive coverage of all chromosomes.
- More than 99% accuracy rate.
- Can be performed as early as 10 weeks. Pregnancies with twins can be accepted.
- Option to know your baby’s gender.
- Tested by internationally certified laboratory in South Korea.
- 2 panels available to detect up to 10 conditions. Option to know your baby’s gender.
- Up to US$300 confirmatory testing subsidy for patients detected with high risk of chromosomal abnormalities.
Conventional maternal marker-based prenatal tests such as triple tests, quad tests and integrated tests carry a high false positive rate of 5% or more. This means that of those who were diagnosed as high risk through these tests, only 2 to 3 percent of them actually have Down syndrome. The rest of the group are perfectly normal but were misdiagnosed as part of the high risk group.
|NICE®||Conventional Serum Tests||Confirmatory Tests|
|Detection Rate (T21)||>99%||80% – 95%||99.99%|
|False Positive Rate (T21)||1.49%||3-5%||less than 1%|
|Possible risk||No (non-invasive)||No (non-invasive)||Yes (invasive)|
|Specimen||10ml of blood||5ml of blood||Amniotic fluid or chorionic cells|
|Test period||As early as 10 weeks||10- 22 weeks||10 – 20 weeks|
|Test method||Next generation sequencing||Serum biochemical markers||Cultivation using amniotic fluid or chorionic cells|
|Turnaround time||10 – 14 working days||4 – 5 weeks||2 – 3 weeks|
- Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy; American college of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists. 127(5):e123–e137, May 2016.
- Kim MJ, Chang HK, Kim DI, Hee SU, Park S, Kim JH, Bae JS, Lee MH, Lee MS. Validation of fetus aneuploidy in 221 Korean clinical samples using non-invasive chromosome examination; J Genet Med 2015;12(2):79-84, May 2015.
- Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Factsheet; National Coalition for Health Professional education in Genetics, 21 November 2012.
“This is actually the first time I’ve heard of this test. I’ve never done this for any of my past pregnancies and I learned na mayroon palang test na pwede mong i-take as early as 10 weeks of your pregnancy. In this test, ang dami mong pwedeng malaman. It’s through blood extraction and you get to find out what you need to prepare for for your peace of mind so you know that the baby you’re carrying is healthy and normal. This test can detect many kinds of syndromes and of course, bonus na that you get to find out your baby’s gender. It gives you the results within 10-14 days and they do home service. They come to your home and it took less than 5 minutes, it was easy and it was not painful at all.”
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“I’ve always put my family first especially when it comes to health. That’s why for both my pregnancies to Stellar and Salem, I made sure to consult my OB-GYN on the things I should do to proactively protect my children’s health. I am thankful that my doctor prescribed to me Cordlife’s NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Test) so I can prepare for any potential genetic condition that my baby will have. Cordlife makes it so convenient with their home service that I had my extraction in the comfort of my own home. It is truly so empowering to be parents who take proactive family healthcare management seriously for the benefit of our little kiddos.”
“My OB told me to take the Non-Invasive Prenatal Test offered by Cordlife to check if my baby is all right. She highly recommended it since it can show early signs of abnormalities even on my 10th week. Hubby and I waited for ten long days and the result finally came. What a relief it brought when we learned that our baby is healthy and we’re having a Boy! It was another tear-jerking moment for us.”