The Israeli Society of Medical Genetics and the State of Israel Ministry of Health recommend genetic carrier screening for all the population in order to identify couples who are at risk of having children with a severe genetic disease.1,2
Download our carrier screening guide to learn more, including a step-by-step instructions you can bring to your clinician to talk about ordering carrier screening.
What is NIPS?
Once you're pregnant, non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), also known as non-invasive prenatal testing, looks for a handful of chromosomal conditions, including Down syndrome, in free floating baby DNA found in mom's blood. The conditions detected by NIPS are not inherited; instead, they're caused by abnormal changes to the baby's chromosomes (the structure that contains your baby's individual genes). NIPS can also tell you your baby's sex sooner than ultrasound as early as 10 weeks.
Why do I need to have NIPS?
Israeli medical and governmental groups recognize the importance of screening for Down syndrome and other chromosomal conditions during pregnancy and especially recommend screening for women at high risk.3,4 NIPS is the most accurate screen for these conditions, regardless of risk level.5
NIPS is available to anyone who wants this information, whether you are pregnant with one baby or with twins. It's also often recommended if:
Download our guide to learn more, including a step-by-step guide you can bring to your clinician to talk about ordering NIPS.
|Trisomies screened||Microdeletions screened*||Sex chromosome disorders screened*|
|1p36 deletion syndrome||Turner syndrome
22q11.2 deletion syndrome
|Triple X syndrome
|Angelman syndrome/ Prader-Willi syndrome
15q11.2 deletion syndrome
5p15.2 deletion syndrome
4p16.3 deletion syndrome
*Not available for twin pregnancies
1. Visit your clinician
Talk to your clinician about your testing options with lnvitae. When you are ready, your clinician can visit www.invitae.com/en/physician/reproductive-health/ to order your test.
2. Provide a sample
Your clinician will collect a blood or saliva sample from you and ship it to our laboratory for analysis.
3. Make your plan
Discuss your results with your clinician.