NIPT & Early Scan


Available from 10 weeks, this simple blood test identifies the probable presence of conditions such as Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndromes, as well as telling you the probable gender of your baby (optional).

What’s included with your screening:

  • We guarantee all of our services are performed by a qualified and HCPC registered Sonographer
  • We guarantee to reschedule the appointment for free should you be too early in your pregnancy to access this service
  • Includes a free Early reassurance scan worth £89
  • Results will take between 5 and 7 working days upon receipt at the laboratory
  • 1 print in 2D black/white
  • A scan report and wellbeing form
  • All digital images emailed after your scan for free

Upgrades are available for this test. Please contact our team to discuss your options.



NIPT Tests (commonly referred to as the Down’s Syndrome Test or Harmony Test) are designed to provide expectant parents with the opportunity to identify the probable presence of Down’s Syndrome, Edwards’ Syndrome or Patau’s Syndrome, as well as indicating the possible sex of your baby (if requested), from just 10 weeks of pregnancy. You must still attend your 12 week scan & 20 week scan with the NHS.

Hey Baby 4D‘s Early Reassurance Scan (15 minute scan to identify the gestation of your pregnancy, the location of the pregnancy and enables you to see your baby’s heart beating) is included in this package free of charge.

You must still attend your 12 and 20 week scans with the NHS.

Preparing For Your Scan:

You can prepare for your early reassurance scan by ensuring that you are properly hydrated; we recommend that you drink plenty of water in the hour before your scan.

Please bring your pregnancy notes with you. We may not need them, but it is helpful if our qualified Sonographers need to refer to them at any stage during your early reassurance scan.

Additional images, digital downloads of your scan images and a variety of products are available at Hey Baby 4D Gloucester to purchase on the day.

Finding us:

We are conveniently located near the city centre of Gloucester and are easily accessible from the A48 & M5. Customers visit us from all over Gloucestershire including Tewksbury, Coleford, the Forest of Dean, Wooton-Under-Edge, Newent, Cheltenham, Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley & Cirencester.

Other services & packages:

As well as NIPT TestHey Baby 4D Gloucester offer a variety of ultrasound services to suit all stages of pregnancy, including our Early Reassurance, Gender Scan & Reveal, Bonding & Wellbeing Scanand Ultimate 4D Baby Scan.

Note: You should always attend your diagnostic scans provided by the NHS.