NIPT & Reassurance Scans

Late Reassurance Scan

NIPT & Reassurance Scans

Future Health NIPT  £450 £429

Future Health NIPT+  £699 £629

About NIPT

The NIPT process is similar to a routine blood test and is carried out by a qualified phlebotomist. Your appointment includes a reassurance scan by a qualified and experienced sonographer. The test is available for singleton and monochorionic twin pregnancies.

Available from 10 weeks, this simple NIPT screening identifies the probable presence of conditions such as Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndromes, as well as telling you the probable sex of your baby (optional). We always aim to provide you with a friendly experience, whilst only ever performing your scan by a qualified, experienced, and registered obstetric sonographer.

Scan length: Approx. 10 minutes

Appointment duration: Approx. 30 minutes

What’s included with your NIPT & Reassurance Scan:

  • Includes early reassurance scan or late reassurance scan (depending on your gestational age)
  • Future Health NIPT: screening for Trisomy 21/18/13, sex chromosomes and optional sex confirmation (XY chromosome screening)
  • Future Health NIPT+: screens 22 chromosomes as standard (including those in the standard NIPT) and optional sex confirmations (XY chromosome screening)
  • Receive a scan report & wellbeing form
  • 2 x 2D black & white prints to take home
  • No extra charge for twins or multiple pregnancies

Please note: results will take between 3-7 working days upon receipt at the laboratory (which is UK based).


Images & Videos:

  • Additional Prints (£4)
  • Digital Download of Images (£10)
  • Digital Download of Scan Video (£15)

Please note:

  • We are only able to provide scans to persons over the age of 18.
  • If you would like a video recording of your scan, please let the reception team know before your scan starts.
  • The video recording has no audio capability.
  • In the event you test positive for Covid-19, please do not attend your scan and call us on 020 3475 9000 to re-arrange your appointment
    • If you have any questions, please call us on 020 3475 9000.

    What is NIPT?

    A Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) is a simple blood test, taken from the mother, from as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy. The test picks up the baby’s DNA within the mother’s bloodstream, and, once it is analysed, this DNA can reveal a treasure trove of important information about your baby, including what its gender is likely to be and it can give an indication as to whether certain chromosomal conditions are likely to be present.

    Is NIPT available on the NHS?

    At present, NIPT is not widely available on the NHS. The NHS does offer a blood test as standard to indicate the likelihood that your baby has Down’s, Edwards’ or Patau’s Syndromes. If this chance is considered high, you will then be offered further testing, which can include an Amniocentesis.

    Amniocentesis carries a chance of miscarriage, which is why most parents opt for the NIPT first; to gain a stronger indication of the likelihood of their baby having Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndromes. NIPT screening carries no risk to your baby whatsoever; it is a simple blood test taken from the mother, and results are ready within 3-7 working days.

    NIPT is a great option if you have been identified as having a high chance of your baby having Down’s, Edwards’ or Patau’s Syndromes, but do not want to immediately have further invasive tests that could potentially endanger your baby. It’s also great if you simply want the option to screen for more conditions or to know the possible sex of your baby as soon as possible, to enable you to be prepared for whatever parenthood might bring your way.

    The NHS do offer some women NIPT, however they are not able to provide them to everybody, and this is why many customers opt to take the test privately.

    The Future Health NIPT and NIPT+

    The NIPT looks at the chromosomes within the baby’s DNA. This means it can detect likely chromosomal conditions.

    There are two levels of Future Health NIPT available. The standard NIPT looks for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes. It also provides parents with the choice to receive information about the potential presence of sex chromosome conditions and whether the identified sex chromosomes suggest the likelihood of the baby being an XX (female) or XY (male).

    You can choose to have a more comprehensive screening for your baby by opting for Future Health NIPT+. NIPT+ screens 22 chromosomal pairs, including 13, 18 and 21 included in the NIPT. This can provide you with an even greater insight into your baby’s health from an early stage of gestation.

    Please contact our team to discuss your options.

    Sex confirmation

    The earliest you can have a scan to check your baby’s sex is around 16 weeks. An NIPT can be taken from as early as 10 weeks, with the results arriving just 3-7 working days later. Having an NIPT as part of your first scan appointment provides you with a more rounded introduction to your baby, with an earlier possible insight into what the sex is likely to be.

    How does it work?

    It is important that we confirm that you are 10 weeks pregnant prior to carrying out the test, to ensure the results are valid. All Hey Baby NIPT services include a complimentary scan to confirm your gestational age.

    Our experienced phlebotomist will then take one tube of blood from your arm and send it to the laboratory; the whole process takes less than 20 minutes. The laboratory will analyse the DNA to determine which belongs to you and which is from the placenta (baby’s DNA). We will then contact you with your results within 3-7 working days.

    Book your NIPT or call us on 020 3475 9000 for more information.

    What if the test finds something?

    If the test shows that any of the conditions may be present, then we will arrange for a Genetic Counsellor to contact you to discuss the results. Genetic Counsellors are specially trained professionals who will explain exactly what the results mean and talk through all the options available to you with total sensitivity and empathy.

    N.B. Future Health NIPT is a screening test and although false positive/negative results are rare, they can occur. Invasive testing methods would still be recommended for confirmation purposes.

    How much does it cost?

    You can access this test through Hey Baby 4D for just £429, which includes either a free Early Reassurance Scan or Late Reassurance Scan (depending on the gestation of your pregnancy). You may also be eligible for further discounts from other Hey Baby services.

    The Test Is Not Suitable If

    • You are a recipient of an organ or bone marrow transplant.
    • You have received any treatment involving the transfusion of heterologous cells in the last 12 months, for example, a white cell blood transfusion or stem cell therapy.
    • You have cancer.
    • You carry a chromosomal imbalance (eg. aneuploidy, chromosomal deletion, mosaicism)

    Finding Hey Baby 4D Enfield


    We are located on 840, Green Lanes in Winchmore Hill, Enfield. The nearest landmark is the Waitrose in Winchmore Hill. Please use postcode: N21 2RT for your sat-nav which will bring you to our clinic. There is free parking for up to 2 hours right outside the clinic and you don’t need to display a ticket. You can also park on Firs Lane or Elm Park Road which are a 2 min walk away and again free to park without the need to display a ticket. There is also additional off-street parking on Shrubbery Gardens on the opposite side of the clinic where you can park anytime except between 10:30 and 11:30am Mon to Fri.

    If you are arriving by train (via the Great Northern Rail), head towards Green Lanes on exiting the Winchmore Hill Station. If you are arriving by tube, Southgate is the nearest tube station on the Piccadilly line. Take bus 125 from Southgate Underground to get off at Shrubbery Gardens which is opposite the clinic. For those arriving by Overground from Enfield Town, take bus 329 to get off at Shrubbery Gardens which is opposite the clinic.

    You can call us on 020 3475 9000 for any assistance with directions or parking.

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