Non invasive prenatal testing has been shown to be a more accurate screening tool than the first pregnancy screening tests offered in the NHS (Combined screening or Quad tests). It can be offered to all women, however is usually offered to women who are carrying a baby identified from previous screening tests as having a higher chance of having either Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome, or Patau’s syndrome. The results of the NIPT will determine the risk, or chance, that the pregnancy is affected by the conditions screened for. It will not however determine if your baby definitely has or does not have any of the conditions and is not 100% accurate.
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