What does NIPT check?
NIPT is approved in Norway for testing for Trisomies. Trisomies are a condition in which there is an extra chromosome, 3 instead of 2.
It is examined for:
- trisomy 13 (Pataus syndrome)
- trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)
- trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
Note that Trisomy 21 is more common than the other two, but trisomy 13 and 18 are more severe.
What happens if you get to know that the fetus may have chromosomal abnormalities?
Then you will receive close follow-up. In the first instance, the gynecologist you visited will contact you and inform you about the way forward. Dr. Dropin further refers, if necessary, to an examination at the hospital for a placenta or amniocentesis.
How many days does it take to get an answer to NIPT?
It takes about 8-10 business days. We will contact you when the answer is ready.