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Cell-Free Fetal DNA

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Also known as: cffDNA; Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing; NIPT
Formal name: Cell-Free Fetal DNA Testing for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To assess the risk of a pregnant woman's developing baby (fetus) having certain chromosome disorders; it is currently recommended for women at high risk of having babies with these disorders.

When to Get Tested?

During or after the 10th week of pregnancy when your health practitioner has determined that you are at an increased risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the mother's arm

Test Preparation Needed?