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

Dr Mark Pertile
Phone (03) 8341 6258 (Lab)
Phone (03) 8341 6281 (direct)

Screening Programs Genetic Counsellors
Phone (03) 9936 6402

Specimen Requirements

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

Notes

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