Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening $99 USD at Mint Integrative Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (nips) is expensive when women, most of whom, do not qualify to have the cost covered – anywhere between $500-650. Those are pricey nips! Nips is a relatively new non-invasive blood test that measures the amount of cell-free fetal DNA circulating in maternal serum. It provides a screen risk for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18, and trisomy 13. The Down syndrome detection rate is >99% with a false positive rate of 0.1%. It also reveals fetal sex with high confidence, which means you can learn the sex of your baby as early as 10 weeks. Nips is currently funded for women who meet one of the following criteria: A positive screen result from other screening tests like ips, sips, or quad; A previous trisomy 13, 18, or 21 pregnancy; or A risk of Down syndrome greater than one in 300 based on results of screening and ultrasound marker(s) of extra chromosomes. It’s not funded for anyone else. If the costly price was prohibiting you from doing it, now you don’t have to let your nips slip. Unless you want to, which is totally fine. We’ve sourced quite the find and deal!