Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Service

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What is non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) ?

When you’re pregnant, your blood contains fragments of your baby’s DNA. A non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) is a new type of screening test that analyses this circulating DNA in a sample of your blood to predict the risk of your baby having certain genetic abnormalities. Collecting your blood sample for NIPT poses no threat to your baby. It is possible from week 10 of your pregnancy.

inqaba biotec offers through its partner Lifecodexx 3 distinct NIPT tests:

PrenaTest® Option 1 – for singleton pregnancies only – 4500 ZAR (VAT incl.)
This test option screens for the presence of the most common chromosomal abnormality - Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) - and it also allows for gender determination of the baby on request.

PrenaTest® Option 2 – for singleton and twin pregnancies - 8 700 ZAR (VAT incl.)
This test option screens for the presence of Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) and allows gender determination of the baby on request.

PrenaTest® Option 3 – for singleton pregnancies only - ZAR 9 600 ZAR (VAT incl.)
This test option screens for the presence of Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), Sex chromosome aneuploidies and gender determination of the baby on request.

Contact

For more information and/or to order a kit, please contact us on:

NIPT@inqababiotec.co.za
Availability of PrenaTest

Genetic counselling
Genetic counselling support is available on request for patients with positive or negative test results.

Contact Details

Southern Africa

  • Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd.
  • PO Box 14356, Hatfield 0028
  • Pretoria, South Africa

  • Tel: +27 12 343 5829
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail: info@inqababiotec.co.za

East Africa

  • inqaba biotec East Africa Ltd.
  • PO Box 1846
  • Nairobi 00606, Kenya

  • Tel: +254 735 370 693
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail: info@inqababiotec.co.ke

West Africa

  • inqaba biotec West Africa Ltd.
  • PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001
  • Oyo State, Nigeria

  • Tel: +‎234 805 882 7272
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail: info@inqababiotec.ng