Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
What Is NIPT?
NIPT stands for noninvasive prenatal testing. It’s a screening test offered during pregnancy to see if the fetus is at risk for having a chromosomal disorder like Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). The test can also determine the sex of the fetus.
ACMG strongly recommends NIPT as a superior prenatal screening test with 99%+ Sensitivity and specificity for T13, T18, and T21, achieving the highest standards, lowest false positive rate, & up to 79% Reduction in diagnostic procedures.
NIPT All Chromosomes
1: What happens if NIPT is positive?
Ans: If you have a positive NIPT result, your healthcare provider will likely order additional diagnostic tests. In some cases, these diagnostic tests reveal that the baby doesn’t have a chromosomal abnormality after all.
2: Is NIPT high risk?
Ans: NIPT is completely safe and will not harm you or your baby. You’ll be offered the same screening choices if you’re pregnant with twins as you would be if you were pregnant with one baby. NIPT is not suitable if you’re pregnant with 3 or more babies. NIPT will give results about all 3 conditions.