percept™ is an Australian non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) offered by Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS). This test uses cell free fetal DNA (cfDNA) found in maternal blood, to identify the most common chromosome conditions seen in newborns.

percept™ by VCGS is an Australian non-invasive prenatal test: simple, fast, reliable.

percept™ is a highly accurate screening test for identifying pregnancies at increased risk of conditions such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome.

  • percept™ can be performed any time from 10 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Results are available in 3-5 business days (from when the laboratory receives the sample).
  • percept™ now costs $449 AUD (effective from 18 April 2016)

For New Zealand patients, please contact your provider for current pricing.

Contact details

For further information about percept™ please contact the following
Associate Genetic Counsellors – Screening Programs:

Kate Scarff
Clare Hunt
Alison Archibald

VCGS Prenatal Testing Team
Phone: +61 (3) 8341 6201

VCGS is a not-for-profit provider of a comprehensive range of clinical and
laboratory genetics services. We provide genetic counselling support before
and after testing.