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.
New Zealand AUD$449
3-5 working days from sample receipt in laboratory.
Dr Mark Pertile
Phone (03) 8341 6258 (Lab)
Screening Programs Genetic Counsellors
Phone (03) 9936 6402
Cell free DNA BCT (Streck) tube: 1 x 9 ml tube (7 ml minimum).
Gestation at collection must be at least 10 + 0 weeks.
Blood MUST be collected into Cell Free DNA BCT (Streck) tubes at an approved collection centre.