The Hazel™ non-invasive prenatal screening test* (NIPS), also referred to as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), is performed using a small amount of blood from a finger prick rather than a traditional blood draw. The screen has no risk of miscarriage and can be performed as early as 9 weeks into pregnancy. In addition to testing for the fetal sex, Juno Hazel™ also screens your pregnancy for common genetic conditions caused by extra or missing chromosomes, such as:
- Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
- Trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
- Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
We’ll be here to support you from the moment we receive your order – before and after you receive results. So go ahead and enjoy all the exclusive benefits of choosing Juno, including:
- Flexible testing as early as 9 weeks
- Guided sample collection via video call, no guesswork!
- Easy-to-understand information about Hazel™, at your fingertips 24/7
- Informed consent for genetic screening – available anytime, anywhere through video resources
- >99% sensitivity and specificity**
- Results within 2-4 business days of the lab receiving your sample
- Access to licensed & board-certified genetic counselors
- Free shipping and prepaid return label***
*NIPS is a screening test; screen-positive (high-risk) results should be confirmed through diagnostic testing.
**Through an assisted sample collection video call, our experts can ensure the highest quality results with >99% sensitivity and specificity!
***Not available to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico residents at this time.
Greater than 99% sensitivity and specificity for the detection of trisomy 21, 18, and 13
Testing as early as 9 weeks into your pregnancy and can be done with your provider or through our Zoom-assisted sample collection
Once your sample is returned to our laboratory, you'll receive fast results in as little as 2 to 4 business days.
About our NIPS
We spent the last decade pioneering the development and commercialization of non-invasive prenatal screening. Here are the 8 things that you should know about non-invasive prenatal screening before you order.
Juno’s Hazel™ laboratory developed test has been evaluated for clinical performance in multiple studies, inclusive of >1,600 total venous and capillary samples*. Based on this data, expected performance with at-home self collection is >99% sensitivity and >99.9% specificity for trisomy 21, 18, and 13.
Order your test: Place your order, and we'll quickly get a test kit to your doorstep. While you wait, you can schedule your Sample Collection Zoom Call with our experts!
Collect your sample: During your Sample Collection Zoom Call, our Customer Care Team will walk through a painless finger prick and simple sample collection process.
Get your results: Once your kit returns to our CLIA-certified laboratory, we will process your sample and deliver results within 2 business days.
You've got questions, we've got answers...
What is the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen?
The Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen (NIPS) is a blood-based screening test for pregnant parents. It screens for three of the most common chromosomal conditions seen in pregnancy - Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). Hazel™ can be performed as early as nine-week gestation through a simple blood collection which can be completed at home.
How early can I take the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen?
The Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen can be performed as early as 9 weeks into your pregnancy, counting from the first day of your last menstrual period.
Can I order the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen for myself, or does it need to be ordered by my doctor?
You can order the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen directly through our website. Because Hazel™ is a medical screen, a physician will review your order before we ship a kit to you. Alternatively, your prenatal care provider can order Hazel™ on your behalf directly from Juno. If they do not have an account at Juno they can contact us directly at email@example.com
When will I receive my results?
Once the JunoDx lab receives a Hazel™ sample, results are typically available within 2-4 business days. At that time, you’ll get an email notification and be able to view your results in your myJuno portal.
How accurate are the results of the Hazel™ Non-invasive Prenatal Screen?
The Juno Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen has a >99% accuracy when patients follow our easy, video-assisted process for collection.
Do I really have to do the video-assisted collection?
Yes, our video-assisted collection process is critical in ensuring you receive the most accurate result possible. We’ve found Juno lab results to be >99% accurate when patients complete the quick and easy video walk-through with our expert Customer Care team.
Do you have a guarantee? What happens if I receive an inaccurate result?
While the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen is highly accurate, false-positive or false-negative results are possible with any screening test. Please contact our Customer Care team if you’re concerned about a potential discrepancy in your Hazel™ NIPS results.
Is the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen safe?
Because Hazel™ is a non-invasive screen that analyzes a maternal blood sample, it’s safe for you and your baby!
How does the Hazel™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Screen work?
Hazel™ uses next-generation sequencing technology to read the code of millions of short DNA segments found in your blood. These fragments come mostly from you, but also from your baby’s placenta. Hazel™ checks the amount of DNA in your sample. If Hazel™ finds more or less DNA in your sample than what we’d expect, this difference in DNA is most likely from your pregnancy – not from you.
Who is the team behind Juno?
The Juno team includes leading scientists, genetic counselors, medical doctors, and engineers. Before Juno, our founding team worked together at Sequenom, Inc., pioneering the development and commercialization of the first cell-free DNA-based NIPS in the United States.
How do I learn more about the science behind the test?
As the pioneers behind the first non-invasive prenatal screen in the United States, our founding team has written extensively about cell-free DNA and non-invasive prenatal screening. Here are the links to just a few of these articles.