Non inasive prenatal testing

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Non-invasive prenatal testing, NIPT, is a way of identifying [[chromosomal abnormalities|chromosomal abnormalities]] in unborn foetuses. It involves taking a sample of the mothers blood with will contain a small amount of cell free foetal [[DNA|DNA]] from the placenta, it is beneficial to invasive methods, such as [[amniocentesis|amniocentesis]], because it doesn't have any associated risk of miscarriage. It can also be done early on in the pregnancy and can also be less expensive than other tests.  
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Non-invasive prenatal testing, NIPT, is a way of identifying [[Chromosomal abnormalities|chromosomal abnormalities]] in unborn foetuses. It involves taking a sample of the mothers blood with will contain a small amount of cell free foetal [[DNA|DNA]] from the [[Placenta|placenta]], it is beneficial to invasive methods, such as [[Amniocentesis|amniocentesis]], because it doesn't have any associated risk of miscarriage. It can also be done early on in the pregnancy and can also be less expensive than other tests.  
  
The most common abnormalities that it detects are [[Aneuploidy|aneuploidies]] at [[Chromosome_21|chromosomes 21]] ([[Down_Syndrome|Down Syndrome]]), [[Chromosome_18|18]] ([[Edward's_Syndrome|Edward's Syndrome]]) and [[Chromosome_13|13]] ([[Patau_Syndrome|Patau Syndrome]]). 
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The most common abnormalities that it detects are [[Aneuploidy|aneuploidies]] at [[Chromosome 21|chromosomes 21]] ([[Down Syndrome|Down Syndrome]]), [[Chromosome 18|18]] ([[Edward's Syndrome|Edward's Syndrome]]) and [[Chromosome 13|13]] ([[Patau Syndrome|Patau Syndrome]]). 

Latest revision as of 22:28, 5 December 2017

Non-invasive prenatal testing, NIPT, is a way of identifying chromosomal abnormalities in unborn foetuses. It involves taking a sample of the mothers blood with will contain a small amount of cell free foetal DNA from the placenta, it is beneficial to invasive methods, such as amniocentesis, because it doesn't have any associated risk of miscarriage. It can also be done early on in the pregnancy and can also be less expensive than other tests.

The most common abnormalities that it detects are aneuploidies at chromosomes 21 (Down Syndrome), 18 (Edward's Syndrome) and 13 (Patau Syndrome). 

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