NIPT Screening


Available from 10 weeks, this simple blood test identifies the probable presence of conditions such as Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndromes, as well as telling you the probable gender of your baby (optional).

Upgrades are available for this test. Please contact our team to discuss your options.

  • Includes Early Reassurance scan
  • Appointment time – 30 minutes

Please note: we do not provide screening or scans for persons under the age of 18

Please note: results will take between 5-7 working days upon receipt at the laboratory.


NIPT Tests (commonly referred to as the Down’s Syndrome Test or Harmony Test) are designed to provide expectant parents with the opportunity to identify the probable presence of Down’s Syndrome, Edwards’ Syndrome or Patau’s Syndrome, as well as indicating the possible sex of your baby (if requested), from just 10 weeks of pregnancy. You must still attend your 12 week scan & 20 week scan with the NHS.

Hey Baby 4D‘s Early Reassurance Scan (15 minute scan to identify the gestation of your pregnancy, the location of the pregnancy and enables you to see your baby’s heart beating) is included in this package free of charge.

You must still attend your 12 and 20 week scans with the NHS.

Preparing For Your Scan:

You can prepare for your early reassurance scan by ensuring that you are properly hydrated; we recommend that you drink plenty of water in the hour before your scan.

Please bring your pregnancy notes with you. We may not need them, but it is helpful if our qualified Sonographers need to refer to them at any stage during your early reassurance scan.

Additional images, digital downloads of your scan images and a variety of products are available at Hey Baby 4D Southend to purchase on the day.

Finding us:

Being based in the centre of Southend makes our clinic easily accessible and our clients come from all over Essex, especially Basildon, Epping Forest, Thurrock and of course, Southend-on-Sea.

Other services & packages:

As well as NIPT TestHey Baby 4D Southend offer a variety of ultrasound services to suit all stages of pregnancy, including our Early Reassurance, Gender Scan, Express Bonding Scan and VIP 4D Baby Scan.

Note: You should always attend your diagnostic scans provided by the NHS.