percept™ is an Australian non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) offered by The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS). This is a screening test for identifying pregnancies at increased chance of having a chromosome condition such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome.
Screening can be performed any time from 10 weeks of pregnancy. Results are available in 3-5 business days (from when the laboratory receives the sample).
Your doctor can provide you with the request forms and discuss these tests with you. Alternatively they may give you a referral to see us at 10 weeks to provide you with a request form.
At 10 weeks we will do an ultrasound to check that your pregnancy is running smoothly, exclude multiple pregnancies and confirm your dates.