Practical issues

Practical issues

If you would like to have the NIPT done, please send an email after your dating scan to [email protected] with the following details:

  • Initials & last name
  • Date of birth
  • Estimated due date (confirmed by ultrasound)
  • If you would like to know secondary findings
  • Is the research group allowed to use your blood sample for further research
  • Your length and weight

Only after your dating scan, we can create the form “Bloedafname NIPT” in a secure application. We will send  you your form via Zorgmail Secure e-mail to take with you to the laboratory. The consent form for the study will be attached to the email as well.  Please sign it and bring it with you to your next appointment with us.

By choosing the NIPT, you allow the research group to use your data anonymously for their study (TRIDENT-2).

The combined screening, NIPT and the anomaly scan can be done at our ultrasound centre Echo Amsterdam.


How to pay the NIPT

After receiving the form “Bloedafname NIPT” you can pay via The laboratory will only perform the NIPT if you can prove you have paid the test.

To pay, please fill in your personal “Peridoscode” (which can be found on the top right corner of your Bloedafname NIPT form), your email and the location of the NIPT (see picture below).

At “locatie NIPT-laboratorium” please fill in “VUmc”. Our laboratory SHO (at Echo Amsterdam) sends the samples to the VUmc to have them processed there.

Payment confirmation
After filling in your code, email and location, you will be send through to a secure pay page where you can pay by iDeal or creditcard. If the payment was successful you can download the confirmation.
Furthermore the confirmation of your payment will be send to your email address. 

NIPT blood test
The blood test can be performed from 11 weeks of pregnancy onwards. It’s usually combined together with the standard first trimester bloodtest (bloodgroup, rhesus factor, iron level etc), which is automatically sent to the lab digitally by us. Please mention at the lab to double check this.

At the location of Echo Amsterdam the laboratorium SHO is positioned which performs the NIPT.



Don’t forget to take a printed “Bloedafname NIPT” form and to bring a valid ID. Without these documents, they won’t be able to do the NIPT.





Result of the NIPT

If the result of the NIPT is good, we will send it to you by Zorgmail Secure email after a maximum of 2 weeks. In the email is a green button. Via this button you will receive a code, with this code you can open the e-mail. If further tests are indicated you will receive a call from one of our midwives. 


Opening hours laboratorium

At Echo Amsterdam you can get your NIPT and other lab work done at SHO

Opening hours of the lab:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday evening 5:00 pm to 7.30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 11:30 am


Combined screening test

Would you like the combined screening test? Email us and we will refer you to the Amsterdam UMC location VUmc. The combined screening test is not covered by basic health insurance and costs around €168.

Follow up research like NIPT, chorion villus biopsie and amniocentesis is covered by basic health insurance.