Pregnancy can be a fantastic experience but also one of new experiences and uncertainty.
We know that having as much information as possible and being able to remove worry and risk can make a big difference.
For some expectant mums there may be concerns about your baby’s health. Which is why we are pleased to offer a non-invasive way to answer some of these questions.
The verifi® antenatal test offers screening for the most common chromosomal abnormalities that can affect a baby’s future health.
A maternal blood sample can be taken from 10 weeks of pregnancy. This sample will contain a small amount of DNA from the baby as well as the mothers DNA.
The test is available for both single and twin pregnancies and means mothers can avoid invasive tests such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
Your results will tell you whether or not trisomies 21, 18, 13 (which are responsible for Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome) or sex chromosomes abnormalities are likely to be present in your baby. Sex chromosome aneuploidy testing is available for singleton pregnancies only.
The cost of this test is £425. The expert care of your normal antenatal and midwifery provider will be available to support you if your results do cause concern.