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Question: My doctor advised me to do NIPT TEST. Is it mandatory and safe? Please suggest.
Answer: Have you already had a NT scan and a double /triple marker test. Because generally this test is done as an alternate to amniocentesis because this doesn't involve the actual puncturing of the amniotic sachets and it is more non invasive than amniocentesis. If you nt scan and triple marker test haven been done please send us the reports so that we can tell you if this is needed.
Question: What is GTT Test?is it compulsory
Answer: Its Glucose Tolerance Test done during pregnancy to daignose if ders gestational diabetes..generally its to check how well your body regulates blood sugar levels..
Question: What is NIPT test is all about
Answer: Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), sometimes called noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS), is a method of determining the risk that the fetus will be born with certain genetic abnormalities. This testing analyzes small fragments of DNA that are circulating in a pregnant woman’s blood. Unlike most DNA, which is found inside a cell’s nucleus, these fragments are free-floating and not within cells, and so are called cell-free DNA (cfDNA). These small fragments usually contain fewer than 200 DNA building blocks (base pairs) and arise when cells die off and get broken down and their contents including DNA, are released into the bloodstream.
NIPT is considered noninvasive because it requires drawing blood only from the pregnant woman and does not pose any risk to the fetus. NIPT is a screening test, which means that it will not give a definitive answer about whether or not a fetus has a genetic condition. The test can only estimate whether the risk of having certain conditions is increased or decreased. In some cases, NIPT results indicate an increased risk for a genetic abnormality when the fetus is actually unaffected (false positive), or the results indicate a decreased risk for a genetic abnormality when the fetus is actually affected (false negative). Because NIPT analyzes both fetal and maternal cfDNA, the test may detect a genetic condition in the mother.