Illumiscreen is a type of antenatal screen to screen for genetic conditions. It is non-invasive, meaning you just have a simple blood test. You can have it anytime from 10 weeks into your pregnancy and it’s the only screen of its type processed in Aotearoa New Zealand. The information on the following pages is designed for parents-to-be and aims to answer your questions on what the screen is, how it works, and how to request your screen.
Illumiscreen NIPS is the latest technology in prenatal genetic screening. It’s non-invasive, accurate and fast, and available from as early as 10 weeks into a pregnancy. Medical societies endorse NIPS for all pregnancies regardless of maternal age or baseline risk. The following information is intended for NZ healthcare professionals and provides information about the screen, patient management and how to refer your patients for Illumiscreen.