Cord blood & cord tissue
Prenatal non-invasive testing
Non-invasive pre-natal testing (NIPT) is allows examination of your baby’s DNA through one simple blood test.
NIPT is available from as early as ten weeks into pregnancy and can give parents early warning of such life-changing conditions as Down’s Syndrome.
We will come to you: The blood sample can be taken in the comfort of your own home.
The same test can also identify gender chromosomes, and pinpoint sex chromosome conditions like Jacob’s Syndrome.
Gender identification is accurate to 99%. However, we recognise that not all parents do not wish to be informed of baby’s gender, so it is only supplied on request.
Among the tests available through NIPT are:
• Down’s Syndrome – affects 1 in 1,000 babies, and can now be detected before birth
• Edwards’ Syndrome – affects 1-in-6,000 births, and causes serious medical conditions. Most babies born with Edwards’ die within a year
• Patau’s Syndrome – an extreme condition which affects 1-in-5,000 births
• Kleinefelter Syndrome – an extra X chromosome in male babies, leading to reduced fertility in later life, among other symptoms
• Turner Syndrome – the presence of only a single X chromosome (instead of the paired XX) in baby girls, which may affect the child when they reach puberty
• Jacob’s Syndrome – the addition of an additional Y chromosome in baby boys, which leads to – among other problems – low testosterone levels
• Triple X – An additional X chromosome present in baby girls, which may lead to learning difficulties
There is a worldwide shortage of healthy stem cell donors for people in need of life-saving transplants, particularly among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
Stem cells can be harvested and stored in case they are required for life-saving treatment later. These cells can be from cord blood, adipose tissue or dental pulp from your baby's milk teeth.
Speak to the experts at Stem Protect about this important test to safeguard your child’s future health.