Sema4 Elements®

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing


The information you need to decide what comes next

Sema4 Elements® Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a simple blood test that can detect chromosomal abnormalities as early as 9 weeks into pregnancy. If you are pregnant, your doctor may recommend testing for chromosomal conditions. In rare cases, a baby will have an extra or missing chromosome, or part of a chromosome. This can lead to pregnancy loss or genetic conditions associated with physical or intellectual disabilities, such as Down syndrome. There are two ways that chromosomal conditions can be detected – screening tests and diagnostic tests. While diagnostic tests offer more definitive answers, they are also associated with a small risk to the pregnancy. Due to this, some women prefer to start with a screening test, like Sema4 Elements® NIPT. Learn more in our patient brochure below.

Meaningful insights into your baby’s health as early as 9 weeks into pregnancy

Sema4 Elements® NIPT is a simple blood test you can take during pregnancy. It analyzes fragments of fetal DNA (called cell-free DNA) found in the mother’s blood using advanced DNA sequencing technology.

NIPT can help you learn more about your chance of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome. The results of this test can also help inform decisions about diagnostic testing.

This test is suitable for singleton and multiple gestation pregnancies, along with egg donor and surrogate pregnancies.*

Learn more about the conditions that Sema4 Elements® NIPT screens for.

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Only a simple blood draw is required for testing, so it’s safer for you and your pregnancy

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Sema4 Elements®NIPT detects the most common chromosomal abnormalities with >99% accuracy

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Understand your unique risk, based on your age and your pregnancy

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Get answers in about one week

If you would like to know, Sema4 Elements® NIPT can reveal the sex of your baby.*

How does it work?

Step 1
To get started, talk to your healthcare provider about ordering Sema4 Elements® NIPT.

Step 2
Your blood will be drawn and sent to our lab for analysis.

Step 3

Check your email for an invitation to create a Sema4 account. With a Sema4 account, you can track the status of your test, watch educational videos to learn more about this test, and view your results when available.

Step 4
We analyze your DNA sample using state-of-the-art sequencing technologies. This usually takes about one week from the time your sample arrives at our lab.

Step 5

Once your testing is complete, your healthcare provider or a genetic counselor from Sema4 may contact you to explain your results and answer any questions you have. You can also access your results at any time through your Sema4 account.

Track your test, view your results, and more with a Sema4 account

Track your tests

Easily keep track of the status of your test through your Sema4 account. From the moment your sample is received to when your results are ready, you’ll be in the know.

Watch educational videos

Interested in learning more about what your results may mean for you and your pregnancy? Your Sema4 account has educational videos that can help you understand testing with Noninvasive Prenatal Testing.

Discover the sex of your baby

If you opt to learn the sex of your baby, we want that milestone to be memorable for you. We’ve created a special video to deliver the exciting news!

View your results

Get direct access to your health information. When your results are ready, simply sign in to your account to view and download your report

Access Pregnancy Journey

Engage with Pregnancy Journey, our educational resource, to learn about the various stages of your pregnancy along with some other key information. Learn more.

Start the Journey with Us

Kindly fill out the form below and we’ll schedule a time to discuss your needs. Or feel free to call us at 800-298-6470.

*For multiple gestation pregnancies, fetal sex will be reported as the presence or absence of the Y chromosome.