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Question: Is NIPT test compulsory? Is it safe ?

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Answer: If your NT scan or blood test shows medium/high risk for anomaly or you had this problem before doctor should suggest you NIPT or IPT. It's up to you to decide to go for it or not but in case you won't do you will take all the risk about any future problem on you.
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    The Rain120 days ago

    Is it safe?

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    The Rain120 days ago

    For baby n maa?

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    Vera Tikhaya120 days ago

    NIPT is absolutely safe for both. 100% safe. IPT can cause misscariage or complications but only in 0.5-1% cases so doctors suggest NIPT now as it's the safest option. Doctor will collect just blood sample from your vena

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    Vera Tikhaya120 days ago

    Not vena, vein. My phone typed wrong

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    Vera Tikhaya120 days ago

    If doctor suggested you go as soon as possible as result will take some time. 10-14 days or so.

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