Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Screening (NIPS)

Test Information

Test Name

Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Screening (NIPS)


Illumiscreen, N.I.P.T, NIPS; NIPT


$705.70 (Illumiscreen)

Price Disclaimer

Many services are free for eligible patients. A minimum charge may apply. Prices listed are for unfunded, individual, requests. Please contact us for commercial testing.

Preferred Specimen

See notes, in special tube

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

7-10 days (illumiscreen)

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Main Lab Only



NIPS (Illumisreen)

  • Only requests by midwife or GP
  • Patient must pay on website directly and show proof of payment
  • PLW: Monday to Thursday mid-day collection only
  • BOP & Lakes : Monday - Wednesday AM only
  • Samples tested in Auckland (Awanui group)
  • Strek tubes provided via Awanui/Illumiscreen
  • Specimen Services send via Awanui Couriers Tauranga and Hamilton pick up. Rotorua to send via Tauranga Specimen Services.

Percept NIPT

  • Funded services provided for patient with clinical risk only (Excluding Waikato region)
  • Collection Monday- Thursday AM only
  • Gynaecologist requests only
  • No collection fee
  • Collect Strek tube provided by VCGS Melbourne
  • Specimen Services send samples to Melbourne via DHL Express

Processing Information

Registration Code

See Notes


  • For Illumiscreen: Register NIPS
  • For Percept NIPT: Register REF (if collected in clinics) or REF and CFEE (if collected by Pathlab)

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Awanui Auckland (Illumiscreen)

Send Away Notes

External Lab Website