- Test for just the major chromosomal deficiencies
- Test for the the major chromosomal deficiencies and microdeletions
- As above but include tests for every known deficiency and microdeletion that they have discovered and can test for
- (plus option for gender testing)
I kept reading the words low risk over and over again. Of course nothing is foolproof and I have since updated this blog to ensure that I remind people that an Amniocentesis or CVS is considered a more accurate diagnosis, but they are invasive procedures. Had we not obtained such low risk results we would have gone on to have an amniocentesis, and we realise that the NIPT results do have a very small element of false negatives and positives, but in our view so does everything to do with having a baby....until they are in your arms.
In case you can't read the photo the test included the following:
22q11.2 deletion syndrome
1p36 deletion syndrome
Fetal fraction means how much of the babies DNA did they manage to extract from the mothers, I understand 10% was normal, but I think you can get results with less (check with you doctor).
CONCLUSION: If you are anxious about chromosomal issues, we would highly recommend getting NIPT. If you are concerned with costs, it may be worth contacting the Bangkok Cytogenetics Centre to find out how to obtain the test at a cheaper hospital, although we were, and are, very happy with the service at Bumrungrad and Dr. Somsri.
When I updated this post I did realise that our Doctor had not made the accuracy, or otherwise, of any of the Chromosomal tests, clear to us, at least not in the way I imagine a Doctor in the UK may have done. So if you are abroad I cannot stress enough the importance of doing your own research. I am happy to help with any research, just post a comment and I will respond with any data or information I can find.