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Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a new way to screen your pregnancy to see if your baby has an increased chance of having a few specific chromosome disorders.

The chromosome disorders are Down syndrome, trisomy 18 and trisomy 13. In any pregnancy, a small amount of the developing baby’s genetic information (DNA) is in the mother’s blood. This test is done by looking at the baby’s DNA in the mother’s blood.

 Mount Sinai Services uses the verifi® prenatal test from Illumina verify
Shed much-needed light on the chromosomal health of a developing fetus with the reassurance of reliable answers only the verifi® prenatal test provides. Consisting of a simple blood test, the verifi® test delivers accurate genetic information safely and non-invasively—without the risks of invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). And all of this vital knowledge can be yours in as little as 10 days’ time.

Reassuring, enlightening, and empowering

  • Outstanding specificity and sensitivity for the most common chromosomal abnormalities
  • Accurate detection of sex chromosome aneuploidies
  • Deep Massively Parallel Sequencing provides clearer resolution for reliable answers
  • Reliable results with the lowest test failure rate (0.1%)—no need for redraws, the inconvenience of another office visit, or delay in getting test results

Intended use for singleton pregnancies

verifi® for twin pregnancies

Intended use in twin pregnancies

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How to Order NIPT

NIPT Ordering Guides for Patients:

MSH and non-MSH Patients

NIPT Ordering Info:

Ontario Ministry of Health Forms

  • From October 19th 2015, MOH-covered NIPT is performed only at LifeLabs and Dynacare laboratories.

NIPT Order Forms

Blood Draw Information

For blood draws at Mount Sinai Hospital (at 10+ weeks):

Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex

600 University Ave, 4th floor, Room 461

Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

No appointment or MSH card required.

Bring your completed payment form in a sealed envelope, completed requisition form, and a valid health card.

Payment Options

Complete this Credit Card Authorization Form and bring it with you to your appointment.

The cost of the basic NIPT for patients not eligible for MOH is $550.

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