To prevent any delays with the process and to ensure that the options requested and charges are correct, please advise your patient to select the tests on the portal to exactly match the request form that you will have completed.
NIPT request form
We require a specific request form that must be signed by both requesting doctor and patient. This form assists with the provision of the required clinical information and confirms that the patient has been adequately counselled.
> Download a Sonic Genetics NIPT request form
*22q11.2 microdeletion news
From December 2021, Sonic Genetics will no longer offer a screen for the 22q11.2 microdeletion as an option with NIPT.
We are in the process of updating our website and literature. During this process some may still reference the availability of this option. For further information, please contact us.
How long does the test take?
We aim to provide the test result within 3–8 business days from the date of sample receipt by the testing laboratory.
On rare occasions, the NIPT test is unable to provide a risk assessment for specific chromosome disorders or for fetal sex. This may be due to there being too little fetal DNA in the mother’s blood sample or uncommon benign variations in the maternal or fetal DNA sequences, or to problems in the shipping or analysis of the sample. In selected circumstances, a repeat sample collection and analysis (at no cost) may be warranted; the laboratory will advise the clinician if this is the case.
The list price for NIPT for the three common trisomies (of chromosomes 21, 18 and 13) is $425.
The patient’s doctor may request assessment for fetal sex and/or sex chromosome aneuploidy at no additional change.
All requests must be made prior to the patient’s sample being collected.
At present, NIPT is not rebated by Medicare nor covered by private health insurance.
and payment is required in advance.
In the rare circumstance that a repeat sample is recommended, the repeat test is performed at no additional cost. If there is no result regarding the risk of trisomy after one sample collection (or after a re-collection if recommended by the laboratory), the patient is entitled to apply for a full refund (please contact the local Sonic pathology practice which collected the sample/s). We do not offer a refund if we cannot provide a reliable estimate of the chance of sex chromosome aneuploidy or the fetal sex.