About RAPID

The project's goals and methods

What is the RAPID project?

RAPID (Reliable Accurate Prenatal non-Invasive Diagnosis) is a five-year UK national programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

The aim of the research programme is to improve the quality of NHS prenatal diagnostic services by evaluating early non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) based on cell-free fetal (cff) DNA and RNA in maternal plasma.

In addition, this website forms part of the RAPID project’s goals to:

  • deliver training to health professionals; and
  • provide guidance for women interested in NIPD/NIPT.

Disclaimer

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research (RP-PG-0707-10107) funds this research. This website presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under the Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (the ‘RAPID’ project).

The views expressed on the website are those of the researchers and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.