NIPT blood test

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NIPT Blood test

What is NIPT?

NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Test) is a new test which analyses fetal DNA in maternal blood to check for Down-, Edwards- and Patausyndrome. NIPT is currently offered in the Netherlands within the TRIDENT study.

More information about NIPT?

Information about prenatal screening for Downs-, Edwards- and Pataus syndrome, which includes information about NIPT, can be found on www.onderzoekvanmijnongeborenkind.nl. This site is in dutch but you can download an english, and many other languages, version of the information booklet on this site.

First appointment with your midwife or obstetrician

At your first visit with your midwife she will ask you whether you want information about the screening for Downs-, Edwards- and Pataus syndrome. If you do not want this information it means that you choose not to test your child for the mentioned syndromes.

If you want more information you will get a seperate consultation to talk about this screening. After asking all the questions you have and having heard the different aspects of the screening process you will decide whether to have the screening performed or not.

 

NIPT at Echo Amsterdam

The blood analysis for NIPT can be performed from the 11th week of pregnancy at the SHO laboratory. NIPT must have been paid before the drawing of your blood. Also your due date has to have been determined by a due date scan at at least 10+1 weeks of pregnancy.  The result of your NIPT will be discussed with you by your midwife or obstetrician.

SHO opening hours are:

Monday to Friday        8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday evening   4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Saturday                      9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

How can you pay for NIPT?

The payment for NIPT has to be done online at www.niptbetalen.nl. This site also contains information frequently asked questions about the payment.

If you have an elevated chance for a baby with Downs-, Edwards- and Pataus syndrome you can have NIPT, in the TRIDENT-1 study, covered by your health insurance. This may be part of the excess of your insurance though.

 

Beste cliënt,

Vanaf heden mag er bij naast de zwangere maximaal 1 persoon meekomen naar de echo. Neem dus geen kinderen mee! Wij vragen jullie om niet te vroeg te komen zodat er niet teveel mensen tegelijk in de wachtkamer zitten. Ook mogen wij weer echo's op verzoek inplannen.

Bij klachten als hoesten, niezen, koorts en neusverkoudheid vragen wij je om je afspraak telefonisch te verzetten. Een partner met klachten mag niet mee naar binnen.

Alvast bedankt voor jullie medewerking.
met vriendelijke groet,
medewerkers van Echo Amsterdam

 

Dear cliënt,

From now on you are allowed to bring maximum one extra person besides yourself to your scan. You are not allowed to bring your children.

We can also plan in your ultrasound upon request.

Please don't arrive too early to prevent too many people in the waiting room at the same time.
When you or your partner are coughing, sneezing or having a fever, we ask you to reschedule your appointment by telephone.

Thanks for your coöperation,
best regards,
the team of Echo Amsterdam