UNITY screens your baby’s risk for these conditions without needing a paternal sample.

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Alpha & beta thalassemia
  • Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
  • Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
  • Sex chromosome aneuploidy
Breast Cancer Testing
PLUS optional screening for foetal RhD status (for Rh negative patients) and other red blood cell antigens (for pregnant patients who are alloimmunised).

Aneuploidy screening and foetal sex is available for twin pregnancies. Fragile X carrier screening is also available as an add-on. Foetal sex is included unless opted out.


UNITY is one simple test

Small fragments of DNA related to your baby that made its way from the placenta into your bloodstream are analysed.

Using BillionToOne’s proprietary Quantitative Counting Template (QCT) technology, UNITY can assess your baby’s risk for recessively inherited conditions, changes in chromosome numbers and your baby’s RhD status.

Results in about 2 weeks.

  • Most cases have a low-risk result.
  • If your result is high-risk, your doctor will go over the result and offer follow-up testing options.

What is the UNITY screening test?

Watch the following videos to learn more about the UNITY screening test.

What makes UNITY screen different from other NIPT?

What is the difference between the UNITY screen and traditional carrier screening?

What technology enables the UNITY screen?

Interested in ordering more than one disease? Order geneType Multi-Test.

See individual disease pages for more information about each test.

The Multi-Risk suite of tests is for adults 40-85 years of age. At maximum, a woman would be eligible for 8 diseases in the panel; a man would be eligible for 7. Starting at age 30, a patient may qualify for geneType's cancer risk assessments only.

*Patient eligibility dependent on personal medical history, age and sex

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Will insurance cover geneType UNITY Test?

The test is generally not covered by private health insurance.

What’s happening?

  1. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Putting prevention into practice: Guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting. 3rd edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2018.

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