Overview

percept™ is a non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT) that analyses cell-free fetal DNA from the placenta . This test can identify pregnancies at increased chance of having a chromosome condition such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13) and sex chromosome conditions like Turner and Klinefelter syndrome. Because NIPT is performed on a simple maternal blood sample, there is no risk to the developing baby.

Category

Cost

Australia $449

New Zealand AUD$449

Reporting time

3-5 working days from sample receipt in laboratory.

Contacts

Phone: 1300 11 8247
Email: [email protected]

Screening Programs Genetic Counsellors:
Phone (03) 9936 6402

Specimen Requirements

Cell free DNA BCT (Streck) tube: 1 x 9 ml tube (7 ml minimum).

Gestation at collection must be at least 10 + 0 weeks.

Notes

Blood MUST be collected into Cell Free DNA BCT (Streck) tubes at an approved collection centre.