The abbreviation NIPT stands for non-invasive prenatal test. The NIPT is a blood test for pregnant women. A laboratory screens the DNA in the blood for chromosomal abnormalities and in that way can determine whether the child has a syndrome (Down's syndrome, Edwards' or Patau's syndrome). In the blood of a pregnant woman there is DNA from the placenta and DNA from the mother. The DNA from the placenta is nearly always the same as the DNA of the child. You can have the NIPT test from 11 weeks of pregnancy. You pay a personal contribution for this.