A prenatal screening, which looks at DNA from your baby’s placenta through a sample of your surrogate’s blood.
This test is used to identify whether she’s at an increased risk of giving birth to a child with a genetic disorder. However, NIPT cannot definitively determine whether your baby has a chromosomal disorder, only the likelihood of having a certain condition.
While an NIPT test can’t tell for sure whether your baby has a genetic abnormality, it’s highly accurate. It’s 97 to 99 percent accurate for detecting the following common conditions:
- Down Syndrome
- Trisomy 18
- Spina bifida