Centre develops new website about non-invasive prenatal testing

In January, the Centre’s digital team designed and developed a new website for the RAPID project about non-invasive prenatal testing and diagnosis (NIPT/D).

RAPID (Reliable Accurate Prenatal non-Invasive Diagnosis) is a five-year UK national programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of NHS prenatal diagnostic services by evaluating early NIPT/D based on cell-free fetal DNA and RNA in maternal plasma.

The project’s new site, at www.rapid.nhs.uk, provides the most up-to-date source of information in the UK about NIPT/D. The digital team worked closely with members of the RAPID team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, led by Professor Lynn Chitty, to produce the new site and in particular to produce a series of new guides to NIPT/D.

The guides include an ‘Introduction to NIPD / NIPT’ and also cover ‘NIPD for fetal sex determination’, ‘NIPD for single gene disorders’ and ‘NIPT for Down syndrome’.