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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.

Non Invasive Prenatal Testing in Rome

Good news about the Non invasive prenatal testing

  1. It is non-invasive
  2. It is highly accurate: the test has a sensitivity higher than 99% and  a percentage of false positive inferior to .01%. The test’s high reliability prevents women from undergoing unnecessary invasive tests.
  3. It is risk-free both for you and your baby
  4. It is simple: only requires a maternal blood sample
  5. It also detects your baby’s blood type and gender

Who can do the Non invasive prenatal testing?

  • Pregnant women after the 10th week of gestational age
  • Singleton pregnancies
  • Twin pregnancies
  • Pregnancies achieved via assisted reproductive technology

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:

  • Trisomy 21 or Down Syndrome
  • Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome
  • Trisomy 13 or Patau Syndrome

2) Sex Chromosomes alterations, such as:

  • Turner Syndrome, the absence of an X chromosome in women’s cells
  • Klinefelter Syndrome, the presence of an extra copy of the X chromosome in men’s cells

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.

References:

1.Dhallan R. A non-invasive test for prenatal diagnosis based on fetal DNA present in maternal blood: a preliminary study. Lancet 2007

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