Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT) for Down syndrome

Ultrasound NOW offers a 20-30 minute appointment at very competitive prices.

£395 – blood test only £430 – with scan

It is now possible to use NIPT to detect Down syndrome and three of the other common aneuploidies: Edwards syndrome, Patau syndrome and Turner syndrome. NIPT is not currently available on the NHS but results from recent studies suggest that it should be offered to all women in the near future, as it is actually more accurate than the combined or quadruple test for estimating the risk of Down syndrome. Private tests can range from £400 – £900.

NIPT can be performed from 10 weeks of pregnancy. Any earlier in the pregnancy and it is difficult to collect enough cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) from the blood sample. If the first blood test does not contain enough cffDNA – we will repeat the test at no extra charge.
If the result is reported as ‘no aneuploidy detected’ which is similar to ‘low risk’ this means you can be 99.9% sure your baby is not likely to be affected. It is extremely unlikely that the baby has any of the conditions tested. If the test result given is ‘aneupoloidy detected’ or ‘suspected’ which is similar to ‘high risk’ or ‘likely to be affected’ you will need to discuss this with your midwife or Consultant and decide if you wish to have a more invasive test such as CVS or amniocentesis, to give a definite diagnosis. It is important to realise that in this case the CVS or amniocentesis will most often confirm that your baby has Down syndrome.

Ultrasound NOW scans

Our NIPT prices include a dating scan as well as the blood test (although we can also offer just the blood test if you prefer – the choice is yours)

Ultrasound NOW offers a 20-30 minute appointment at very competitive prices.

£395 – blood test only OR £430 – with scan

Early reassurance / viability scan 7+ – 10 weeks
NT / Dating Scan 11+2 -14 weeks
NIPT Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing from 10 weeks
Gender Scan 16+ weeks
Detailed anatomy scan 18+0 – 20+6 weeks
Fetal Wellbeing Scan 23-40 weeks
3D and 4D Scans 25-32 weeks

If you have any questions, or to book a private ultrasound scan appointment call 0161 929 5679 (option 1) or email