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What is the situation of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) overseas?

What is the situation of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) overseas?

The new prenatal diagnosis (NIPT) is a test that has emerged only recently, but it is already widely used as a very common test in some countries.
Let us review again the overseas situation of the new prenatal diagnosis (NIPT), as well as the situation in Japan.

In Japan

日本の場合

It is only recently that NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) has become available in Japan.
It is not yet a common test, and many people are surprised when they tell their acquaintances that they have undergone NIPT (new-type prenatal diagnosis).
In Japan, a certain number of women choose to have an abortion depending on the results of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis), and it is often a difficult and controversial issue.

Is it covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in Japan is not covered by insurance.
It is not covered by insurance, and all costs are actual.

How much does it cost?

The cost of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in Japan is approximately 150,000-200,000 yen.
Since it is not covered by insurance, it is quite expensive.

What is the number of weeks that the test is available?

In Japan, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) can be performed after 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Can the test tell the gender?

In Japan's NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis), the gender of your child can also be known.
On the other hand, if you do not wish to know the sex of your child, let the doctor know.

How long does it take to get the test results?

The time it takes to receive the results of the NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) test in Japan is about two weeks.
Basically, the doctor will explain the results directly to you at the hospital.

In the U.S.

アメリカの場合

In the United States, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) is a very common test.
It seems to be the norm to undergo the test unless you specifically refuse.
Many women in the U.S. choose this test.

Is it covered by insurance?

In the United States, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) is covered by insurance.
Since MaterniT21 developed by Sequenom, Inc. of the United States in 2011 made it possible to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus, the concept of NIPT (new-type prenatal diagnosis) in the United States has been advancing.

Can the test tell the gender?

In the U.S. NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis), the sex of the baby can be found out.
When the doctor explains the test results, he or she will ask you if you would like to know the sex of your unborn child.

How long does it take to get the test results?

If you undergo NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the U.S., depending on the medical institution, you may receive the results as early as one day in some places.
Another convenient point is that you can check the results online.
If you need a detailed explanation, go to the hospital where you had the test and ask the doctor to explain it to you.

In France

フランスの場合

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in France is very expensive, and not many women have yet opted for this test.
As in Japan, we are still in an area where it is not a popular test.

Is it covered by insurance?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in France falls into the realm of free medical care and is not covered by insurance.
All costs are to be borne by the patient.

How much does it cost?

The cost of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in France is about 500 euros, although it seems to vary depending on the medical institution. In Japanese yen, the cost is about 59,860 yen.
There are four types of tests, including blood sampling as well as blood collection. The price varies depending on the contents of the tests. The most expensive test is about 900 euros.
In Japanese yen, it is about 107,748 yen.
Since it is quite expensive, it is very difficult to be covered by insurance.
However, because it is not covered by insurance and does not require an insurance card, foreigners can also take the test.

What is the number of weeks that the test is available?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in France can be performed between 10 and 18 weeks of pregnancy.

Can the test tell the gender?

In France, NIPT (new-type prenatal diagnosis) is not permitted to know the sex of the child.

How long does it take to get the test results?

The results of the NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) test in France will be mailed to you in about two weeks.

In Germany

ドイツの場合

In Germany, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) is available as an option for regular prenatal checkups.
If you wish, you can take the test, so feel free to consult your doctor if you have a wish.

How much does it cost?

The cost of NIPT (new type prenatal diagnosis) in Germany is 300-400 Yu, although it varies depending on the medical institution.
In Japanese yen, the cost is about 35,000-48,000 yen.

In addition to NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis), there is another test that examines the genes in a little more detail, which can identify as many as 500 different diseases.
The cost of this test is 2,500 euros. The cost is 2,500 euros, or about 300,000 Japanese yen.

What is the number of weeks that the test is available?

It seems that Germany and Japan count the number of weeks of pregnancy differently.
In Japan, 0 to 15 weeks is early pregnancy (up to 4 months in terms of months), while in Germany, up to 12 weeks seems to be early pregnancy.
In Germany, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) is available from 12 to 20 weeks for those who wish to undergo it.

Can the test tell the gender?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in Germany can tell us the sex of the child.

How long does it take to get the test results?

It takes about two weeks to receive the results of the NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) test in Germany, and the doctor will explain the test results in detail.

In Australia

オーストラリアの場合

There are no specific requirements to undergo NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in Australia.
The doctor will recommend NIPT (new type prenatal diagnosis) even though there is nothing abnormal in the pregnancy examination.
In Australia, NIPT (new type prenatal diagnosis) is recognized as a common test.

Is it covered by insurance?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in Australia is not covered by insurance and all costs are actual.

How much does it cost?

The cost of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in Australia is approximately 455-500 Australian dollars.
In Japanese yen, the cost is about 54,000-59,000 yen.

What is the number of weeks that the test is available?

In Australia, as in Japan, NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) is usually available from 10 weeks' gestation.
In some places, it is possible to undergo NIPT from 9 weeks' gestation.

Can the test tell the gender?

The NIPT (new prenatal test) in Australia can tell you the sex of the baby.
However, if you do not want to hear it, let the doctor know.

How long does it take to get the test results?

The results of the NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) test in Australia are usually available in 5 to 7 days.
You will visit the hospital when the results are available and listen to the test results.

The Case of the Netherlands

オランダの場合

In the Netherlands, NIPT (new type of prenatal diagnosis) has been permitted since 2014.
However, this permission was limited to cases where ultrasound or blood tests indicated that the fetus might have Down syndrome.
A few years later, as of April 1, 2017, any pregnant woman can undergo NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis).

Is it covered by insurance?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the Netherlands is covered by insurance.
In 2014, pregnant women over 35 years of age were covered by insurance for a combination test, which is a combination of a blood test and an ultrasound test.
This was a government measure and was conducted as a clinical research project with a two-year plan starting in April 2014.
NIPT (new type of prenatal diagnosis) is a more detailed test that is now covered by insurance.

How much does it cost?

The cost of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the Netherlands is approximately 175 euros.
In Japanese yen, the cost is about 21,095 yen.
Since the Dutch government subsidizes the procedure, it may be said to be relatively inexpensive.

Incidentally, a combination blood test and ultrasound test costs 168 euros, or about 19,900 Japanese yen.

What is the number of weeks that the test is available?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the Netherlands can be performed starting at 10 weeks' gestation.

Can the test tell the gender?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the Netherlands does not tell us the sex of the baby.

How long does it take to get the test results?

The results of NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the Netherlands will be available in about two weeks.
They are often sent as an attachment to an e-mail.

In the United Kingdom

After 2004, the state was established to diagnose Down syndrome and other conditions, and all pregnant women should undergo prenatal screening tests, the predecessor to NIPT (new prenatal diagnostic test).
This is a new prenatal screening test that is heavily used for diagnostic purposes and gives women the opportunity to make a voluntary choice.

Is it covered by insurance?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the UK is not covered by insurance and all costs are actual.

How much does it cost?

A new NIPT (new type of prenatal diagnosis) in the UK costs about 400 to 900 euros.
In Japanese yen, the cost is about 47,000 to 106,000 yen.

What is the number of weeks that the test is available?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the UK can be performed from the 10th week of pregnancy.

Can the test tell the gender?

NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) in the UK can tell you the sex of your child.
This is a great thing for those who want to know the sex of their child at an early stage.

How long does it take to get the test results?

It takes about two weeks to receive the results of the NIPT (new prenatal diagnosis) test in the UK.
The results are said to be delivered by mail, so if you want a detailed explanation, go to the hospital where you took the test.