Please note - we are currently experiencing extended transportation times by our external courier service for samples collected outside of Auckland. This will cause delays in resulting times.

For Customers

Reassurance, when you need to know

What is the Illumiscreen prenatal test?

The Illumiscreen prenatal test is a simple blood test that screens for the most common chromosomal abnormalities that can affect your baby’s future health (Trisomy 21 – Down syndrome, Trisomy 18 – Edwards syndrome, Trisomy 13 – Patau syndrome and sex aneuploides). It can also provide gender information if you wish.

A sample can be drawn as early as the tenth week of pregnancy. It may help you avoid more invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS), which can pose risks to you and your baby. The Illumiscreen test is available for both singleton and twin pregnancies.

Why should I choose the Illumiscreen test over other tests?

The Illumiscreen test sheds much-needed light on the chromosomal health of your unborn baby—providing the reassurance of reliable answers no other screening test can. Compared to similar options, the Illumiscreen prenatal test offers accurate information, rather than calculating chances or risk scores. In addition, it does not carry the risk of complications that invasive procedures do.

What does it cost?

Currently, this testing is not covered under the community contract for funded pathology testing services and does incur a cost of $615 inc GST per test.

There will also be an additional fee to collect the sample which can vary depending on which service provider
you use.

  • A simple blood test
  • Safe from procedural risks of invasive procedures (amniocentesis/CVS)
  • Lowest test failure rate among noninvasive prenatal tests
  • Fast results – sent to your medical referrer within 5 – 7 business days after sample reaches the lab

Download Patient Brochure

Your data including your email address is being collected so that we may send you and your prenatal carer relevant information about Illumiscreen. Your information may be shared with third parties in order to promote services related to Illumiscreen. You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at enquiries@illumiscreen.co.nz.