NIPT is a new screening test that helps us to identify if your baby is likely to have a chromosomal condition. Chromosomal conditions include:
- Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
- Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18); or
- Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
Chromosomes contain the genetic material (DNA) and are usually arranged in pairs. The total number of chromosomes is 46. The ‘sex’ chromosomes (X and Y) determine whether you are male (46XY) or female (46XX).