Guides to NIPD / NIPT

Prenatal non-invasive diagnosis and testing explained

Learn about NIPD and NIPT

Currently in the UK, the NHS offers NIPD for fetal sex determination for clinical indications and for some single gene disorders including achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia.

NIPT for Down syndrome is available in the private sector. An evaluation of NIPT for Down syndrome in an NHS setting is being conducted.

Tests for other single gene disorders are in development.

Browse the guides below for step-by-step guidance and information about the types of testing that are available.

‘Browse our guides for step-by-step guidance and information about NIPD / NIPT’

Introduction to NIPD / NIPT

How non-invasive testing and diagnosis is done, and what it can be used for

NIPD for fetal sex determination

How NIPD can determine the sex of the fetus, and how this information can be used

NIPD for single gene disorders

NIPD can be used to test for certain altered genes, for example in relation to achondroplasia

NIPT for Down syndrome

The key facts that health professionals need to know about NIPT for Down syndrome

Guidance for comissioners

The RAPID commissioning guide has been produced to provide guidance and information to commissioners on the implementation of NIPD for fetal sex determination within the specialised medical genetic and fetal medicine services in the specific contexts of antenatal testing for serious X-linked disorders and CAH.