Thanks to a collegial decision by the 8 recognized Belgian genetic centers, you now pay € 100 less for a non-invasive prenatal test.
NIPT more affordable
For several years, NIPT has been offered by the Belgian genetics centers. After extensive validation, all centers obtained a special governmental quality label for this test (BELAC accreditation - ISO 15189). To date, more than 30,000 genome-wide analyses have already successfully been performed. The test has an unprecedented sensitivity of almost 100% for the detection of trisomy 21, 18 and 13. No false negative trisomy 21 has been reported so far.
Due to technological improvements as well as increased expertise and productivity, all 8 genetic centers can offer the test at the reduced price of € 290. This decision is a collegial decision taken by the 8 genetic centers that are nationally accredited by the Ministry of Health pending a framework for reimbursement.
Purpose of NIPT
The NIPT is screening test for trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) in the baby by analyzing DNA of the baby in the blood of the mother.