NIP Care

What is NIP Care?

The NIPCare® test is a non-invasive prenatal test (commonly termed an NIPT) that screens for Down Syndrome and certain other genetic conditions caused by extra or missing genetic information in the baby’s DNA.

It’s important to note that all NIPTs like NIPCare® are screening tests and are not classified as diagnostic. This means that they are not %100 accurate and that ‘false positive’ or ‘false negative’ results can very rarely occur.

NIPCare® consists of a small maternal blood draw and is available from as early as week 10 of pregnancy. Results are available within 10 working days.

NIPCare® offers higher rates of accuracy than traditional screening tests and, unlike invasive procedures such as amniocentesis, poses no miscarriage risk to the mother or baby.

As of January 2020, over NIPCare® uses a database of 5,000,000 NIPT tests that have been performed worldwide.

Why get a NIPCare® test?

  • Available from week 10 of pregnancy, the NIPCare® test gives you an early option to know more about the genetic health of your baby.
  • Compared to traditional screening tests, the NIPCare® test offers higher accuracy and lower false positive rates.
  • This means that less women will undergo invasive diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling which carry a 1-2% risk of miscarriage.
  • NIPCare® is non-invasive and therefore poses no risk to the mother or baby.

Is the NIPCare®Test Right for Me?

  • The NIPCare® test is available to any pregnant woman from the 10th week ofpregnancy but is particularly suitable for pregnant women who exhibit certain indications which are highlighted below.
  • Remember, non-invasive prenatal testing may or may not be right for you.
  • Prior to undertaking any non-invasive prenatal testing, you should consult a qualified healthcare professional regarding any risks, diagnoses, treatment and/or any other potentially relevant healthcare issues. Non-invasive prenatal testing is not diagnostic, which means that is does not test with 100% accuracy.

The NIPCare® test is suitable if you exhibit any of the following indications:

Fetal ultrasonographic finding indicating an increased risk of aneuploidy

Maternal age 35 years or older at delivery

Require reassurance following previous screening result

Contraindications for invasive prenatal testing, such as placenta prevaria, risk of miscarriage or HBV infection

History of a prior pregnancy with a trisomy

Received IVF Treatment or have previously suffered from habitual abortion

How do I get a NIPCare® test?

NIPCare® is providdy by gene care lab and you can order it also through our network of labs and IVF clinicals that shows the NIPCare® logo. Please contact us if you’re not sure where your nearest NIPCare ® test provider is located. We can be reached via email at and will get back to you within 1 working day.