Illumiscreen is our Non-invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS). It is often called Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
This is a blood test that screens pregnancies for chromosomal conditions across the whole fetal genome and detects conditions such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, Patau syndrome, as well as sex chromosomes and less commonly known Cri du Chat, Angelman syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome and many others.
NIPS has the highest accuracy for Down syndrome among the prenatal screening tests and can be performed anytime from 10 weeks pregnancy onwards.
The Illumiscreen test is available for both single and twin pregnancies and is the only NIPS processed end to end in New Zealand and available across over 150 collection centres nationally.
For further information visit llumiscreen.co.nz