The Informed Prenatal Screen

Trusted insight into your baby's health. Learn about your baby's risk of a chromosomal condition like Down syndrome.

What is the Informed Prenatal Screen?

It is a non-invasive prenatal screen (NIPS) that analyzes small amounts of DNA from your baby’s placenta known as cell-free DNA which are present in your blood. This screen detects if your baby has either too many or too few chromosomes (known as an aneuploidy) that could lead to a health issue. NIPS is considered to be appropriate for all pregnant women regardless of age or personal history.

Placental DNA From Your Baby is Present In Your Blood

Why Should I Get This Screen?

The Informed Prenatal Screen can give you valuable insights into the genetic health of your baby as early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy. NIPS is very accurate, reduces the need for invasive diagnostic procedures, and poses no risk to your baby.

Whether you receive a low or high risk result, you and your healthcare provider can use it to make educated decisions about your baby’s risk, management of your pregnancy, and delivery options.

What Does It Screen For?

  • Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)
  • Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies

The Informed Prenatal Screen can also tell you your baby’s sex if you want to know it, including in twin pregnancies.

Your doctor may recommend additional screening such as microdeletions (small chromosomal changes) or expanded aneuploidies (all chromosome analysis) if they believe it is necessary.

What if I get a Low-Risk Result?

Your pregnancy has a low risk of having the aneuploidies that the Informed Prenatal Screen looks for. Most pregnancies have a low-risk result.

What if I get a High-Risk Result?

Your pregnancy has an increased risk for one or more of the aneuploidies that the Informed Prenatal Screen looks for. Your healthcare provider may discuss genetic counseling, diagnostic testing, and/or adjustments in managing your pregnancy.

Access for All

We want prenatal testing to be affordable for everyone. If you are uninsured or think you will have difficulty paying for the Informed Prenatal Screen, our Access for All Program may be able to help.

Talk to a Genetic Counselor

As a NxGen client, you'll have access to personal genetic counselors who can help explain the results of your screens and provide insight on how to move forward. To schedule a personal conference to discuss your screen results, call (855) 776-9436. or click the link below.

Discuss Your Screening Results

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Get answers to all your questions related to billing, insurance coverage, the status of your screening results, and more by calling us at (855) 776-9436 or clicking the link below.

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