NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Test)

The NIPT is a blood screening test.

The laboratory examines the DNA in the blood for chromosomal abnormalities, which enables us to determine whether the child has Down's, Edwards' or Patau's syndrome. The blood from pregnant women contains DNA from the placenta and DNA from the mother. The DNA from the placenta is almost always the same as the DNA of the child.

The NIPT can be done from 11 weeks pregnancy. For more information about the NIPT please consult RIVM website.


Information on payment of the NIPT can be found on NIPT betalen

When a pregnant woman does not qualify for the NIPT (Trident-2)

When a pregnant woman due to exclusion criteria (exclusie criteria NIPT) does not qualify for the NIPT (Trident-2), Echopunt offers the possibility of having the NIPT (VERISEQ V2-test) performed via Belgium. The pregnant woman can have her blood taken at Echopunt, which is then sent to a laboratory in Brussels. For more information please consult:  Gendia