Benefits of Illumiscreen over other tests

Unlike other tests which calculate chances or risk scores, the Illumiscreen prenatal screen offers highly reliable information by analysing DNA that has been released from the placenta into the mother’s bloodstream. 

In addition, it does not carry the risk of complications that invasive procedures do.

Other benefits of choosing the Illumiscreen prenatal screen include:

A simple, one-off blood test

Uses a simple, single blood sample from your arm – just 1 tube of blood is all that is needed.

Choose from over 150 collection centres

Get your blood taken from your choice of 150 collection centres conveniently located all around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Screen from as early as 10 weeks

Learn about the genetic health and the baby’s sex from as early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy.

Blood sample stays in the country

Your blood sample and the genetic information of your baby stays in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Screens the whole genome

Screens the whole genome, not just chromosomes 13, 18 and 21, which other providers are limited to.

Results in just 5 – 7 work days

Receive results in as little as 5-7 working days from your blood sample arriving at our Auckland laboratory.