Position statement on non-invasive prenatal screening issued

25 marzo 2015

Two professional societies of human geneticists have issued a position statement on the promise and challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing, a procedure to test blood drawn from pregnant mothers for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders in the fetus. The document addresses the current scope of and future improvements in NIPT technology, ways it may fit with existing prenatal screening protocols, options and priorities in implementation, and associated social and ethical issues.