Prenatal Tests

Prenatal or antenatal tests are tests carried out during pregnancy. EasyDNA offers a number of tests during pregnancy that can help you determine a range of different things such as the paternity of the unborn baby or health. Choose from the prenatal tests we offer.

$365

Baby Gender Testing

Expecting? Will it be a boy or a girl? Find out with our baby gender test. EasyDNA offers an avant-garde and highly scientific baby gender prediction DNA test that can be done at 8 weeks post conception or 10 weeks of pregnancy. Our test is performed in an accredited laboratory using a blood sample and offers an accuracy of 98%.

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From $1500

Prenatal Paternity Test

May Madness! $300 OFF OUR PRENATAL PATERNITY TEST UNTIL 31ST MAY, ONLY $1500 NZD*

Why take any risks with your prenatal paternity test? EasyDNA offers a non invasive prenatal paternity test. Starting at 6 weeks from conception (this means you will be in your 8th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period) with 0 risk. Confirm the paternity of your unborn baby with a 99.9% accurate test that requires only blood samples from the mother and alleged father.

*Please see our Terms and Conditions for details on this offer.

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Only $545

‘Prenatal Peace’ – Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Screening Test

EasyDNA can now offer the most comprehensive non-invasive prenatal genetic screening test available – Our ‘Prenatal Peace’ (also called NIFTY™) test is a 100% safe test that screens for Down’s syndrome and 17 other genetic conditions. Starting at just 10 weeks of pregnancy and using only a maternal blood sample, this test can provide more accurate results compared to traditional screening methods. This test also includes Gender Determination upon request for no extra charge.

How does the test work?

This screening test only requires a medical blood draw from the expectant mother. Once your sample is received, the cell free fetal DNA in the same will be analysed to confirm or exclude Down’s. Scientists analyse the foetal DNA in the maternal blood sample to establish the ratio of foetal chromosomes. We know that if the expectant mother is carrying a child with Down’s syndrome, the ratio of genetic material associated with chromosome 21 will be higher due to the extra, 3rd copy of that chromosome.

It is important to note that the NIPT is a screening test and not a diagnostic test. This test cannot replace diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling although it can help pregnant women avoid the need to undergo these tests.

Important: A qualified GP or Pathologist will need to collect the blood sample required for this test. The sample collection kit will need to be sent directly to your doctor or Pathology Collection Centre. 

Results can be available in as little as 10-14 working days from receipt of your samples and will be sent directly to your referring GP. Please note turnaround time starts from the moment samples reach our laboratory.

This test detects the following genetic conditions:

Trisomies

  • Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Edward’s syndrome (Trisomy 18)
  • Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
  • Trisomy 9
  • Trisomy 16
  • Trisomy 22

Sex chromosome abnormalities

  • Turner’s syndrome (XO)
  • Klinefelter’s syndrome (XXY)
  • Triple X (XXX)
  • Jacob Syndrome (XYY)

Deletion and microdeletion syndromes

  • Cri-du-chat Syndrome
  • 1p36 deletion
  • 2q33.1 deletion
  • DiGeorge Syndrome 2
  • 16p12.2-p11.2 deletion
  • Jacobsen Syndrome (11q23)
  • Van der Woude Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Angelman Syndrome

Is this test safe?

Compared to invasive methods, such as amniocentesis or chronic villus sampling, this non-invasive test poses no risk of miscarrying, since it only requires a medical blood draw from the expectant mother.

Will I still need a diagnostic test?

Down’s syndrome and other genetic syndromes can be diagnosed with invasive tests like amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. These tests however, carry certain risks. If the non-invasive blood screening test gives a positive result, your health care specialist might still suggest prenatal diagnostic testing via amniocentesis or CVS.

Note: Your only additional cost will be the blood collection fee that should be arranged with the sample collector during your pathology appointment.

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