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Glossary

NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing)

Test for chromosomal abnormalities such as trisomies in the fetus by assaying fetal cfDNA in the mother's blood. Because the test assays chromosomes it can also detect fetal gender. 

NIPT does not carry the increased risk of miscarriage associated with CVS or amniocentesis.



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Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court

27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The UK Patents Court has ruled that two separate non-invasive prenatal tests infringe patents licensed by the US firm Illumina... [Read More]

The reflex DNA method is an improvement on current antenatal screening in the UK

27 November 2017 - by Jonathan Bestwick

Antenatal screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes with the reflex DNA method was shown in our recent study to have higher screening performance compared with the combined test alone, and compared with the proposed recall DNA method... [Read More]


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