Keep the health of your baby and yours under control with the new generation of non invasive prenatal testing. You will be glad to know that the test is completely safe for you and your child and is available at our clinic in Rome!
The Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) measures the concentration of fetal DNA that circulates in maternal bloodstream and analyses that DNA to detect the baby’s risk for certain chromosomal anomalies. The test uses the most advanced DNA sequencing-technology, paired-end.
Good news about the Non invasive prenatal testing
Who can do the Non invasive prenatal testing?
The NIPT has to be prescribed by your Ob-gyn.
Talk to an English-speaking obstetrician to check if you should do the NIPT.
What does the NIPT screen for?
1) Most common trisomies:
2) Sex Chromosomes alterations, such as:
3) Microdeletions and other trisomies such as chromosomal trisomy 16 and 9
If you are looking for an English speaking gynecologist for a non invasive prenatal testing in Rome, do not hesitate to contact us: we will be glad to help you.
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2.Lau TK. Non-invasive prenatal testing for fetal chromosomal abnormalities by low-coverage whole-genome sequencing of maternal plasma DNA. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2014
3.Norton ME. et al. Cell-free DNA analysis for noninvasive examination of trisomy. New England Journal of Medicine 2015
4.Taylor-Phillips S et al. Accuracy of non-invasive prenatal testing using cell-free DNA for detection of Down, Edwards and Patau syndromes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal 2016