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03 December 2021
Effective 6 December, SA Pathology and Repromed will enter an exciting new partnership, with SA Pathology providing blood collection services for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for pregnant women across South Australia.
What NIPT, or nest screening, is performed using whole genome sequencing of cfDNA to determine the chance of a chromosome condition in the pregnancy
When Nest is performed any time after 10 weeks gestation
Where Any of SA Pathology’s 105 collection centres located across metropolitan and regional South Australia
How Clinicians can download a request form from the SA Pathology Test Catalogue or nestscreen.com.au
Nest is performed using a blood sample taken from the pregnant woman and does not pose any risk to the fetus.
Nest has a high sensitivity and specificity for common chromosome conditions such as Trisomy 21, 13 and 18, and has the potential to detect chromosome changes down to 7Mb in size.
Repromed have been providing nest since 2016, and this new partnership will enable them to reach all South Australian patients via SA Pathology’s extensive network of collection centres.
For more information regarding Nest or Nest+, see nestscreen.com.au
A/Prof Tom Dodd
Clinical Service Director