A: Light Plan

¥120,000  ( ¥132,000 including tax)  
¥159,500 for twins, including tax
If you are visiting a related clinic
¥140,000
(¥154,000 including tax)
¥181,500 for twins, inclduding tax.

The Light Plan examines for abnormalities in chromosomes 21, 18, and 13, as well as sex chromosomes.
Chromosomes 21, 18, 13 will be tested for Patau Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, and Down Syndrome which are among the most frequent congenital diseases caused by changes in the number of autosomal chromosomes, which are 22 pairs of chromosomes (44 chromosomes).
For single fetuses, a sex chromosome condition test is performed, and for twins, a test whether or not a Y chromosome is present.
Gender can also be identified.

  • 21
    18
    13
    XY
    XX
    XO
    XXY
    Others …
    Y

Recommended to:

Those who want to get tested for sex chromosome disorders but want to keep the cost as low as possible.

Diseases that can be detected by this test

ChromosomeDisease/DisorderOccurrence rate
21Down syndrome1 in 1,000
18Edwards syndrome1 in 6,000
13Patau syndrome1 in 10,000

Chromosomes 21, 18, 13 will be tested for Patau Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, and Down Syndrome which are among the most frequent congenital diseases caused by changes in the number of autosomal chromosomes, which are 22 pairs of chromosomes (44 chromosomes).

ChromosomeDisease/DisorderOccurrence rate
XKlinefelter’s syndrome1 in 1,000
XTurner’s syndrome1 in 2,500
XXXX syndrome1 in 1,000
YXYY syndrome1 in 1,000

X-linked Recessive Inheritance Disorder

The following is a list of the major X-linked recessive inherited diseases.

Boys may develop the disease when they have a close relative with X-linked recessive inherited disease, while girls are often asymptomatic carriers.
Note that NIPT cannot determine the presence or absence of X-linked recessive inherited disease. However, it is possible to verify the possibility of developing X-linked recessive inherited disease in a relative by examining the sex of the child.
The following are typical X-linked recessive genetic disorders:

ChromosomeDisease/DisorderOccurrence rate
XX-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)Boys 1 in 100,000
XGlucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency1 in 1,000
XX-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH)1 in 20,000
Xred-green colorblindness1 in 20 to 500
XHemophilia1 in 4 boys with maternal retention
ChromosomeDisease/DisorderOccurrence rate
XDuchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)60% for boys 1 in 3,500 maternal retention
XX-linked ichthyosis1 in 2,000 to 6,000
XKallmann syndrome1 in 10,000
X, YLeri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD) 

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A quarter of those with positive results didn’t know they turned positive

2.45%( around 518 people) of the total number of patients in the Hiro Clinic NIPT had positive results. (*As of March 2020 – June 2021)
About 27.3% of them were not able to find out that they had tested positive for a disease other than the ones that are reported/tested by the plan they selected.

Positivity Report

Hiro Clinic Hiro Clinic Positivity Report Positivity Report

Source: Hiro Clinic Research

Assuming 100% of those who were positive, whether or not the results are reported.

The 38% of all the pregnant women who took the Lght plan were detected to have chromosomal abnormalities not included in to the test coverage: Chromosome 21,18 &13 trisomy/monosomy and sex chromosome abnormality.

Below is a chart showing the range of diseases that can be reported under the Light Plan based on the percentage of overall disease types for those who are found to have a disease/disorder.

Scope of report on results of Full Set & Light Plan

Hiro Clinic Hiro Clinic NIPT NIPT Light Plan Light Plan

Source: Hiro Clinic Research

Consider a Full set plan that includes a very detailed examination.

The Light plan can examine one fetus (single fetus) or twins.
All clinic tests are performed domestically in Japan, and results are usually delivered within 2~5 days (usually within 3~6 days for some clinics and partner facilities) from the day of blood collection. Please note that express delivery option is available at all Hiro Clinic NIPT clinics (within 2~3 days after blood collection), except for partner facilities.

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