Non-Invasive Perinatal Testing
In today's world of medicine, we understand how many diseases are genetically coded in our DNA. Non-invasive perinatal testing (NIPT) gives us another tool to identify increase risk for genetic-based diseases in the fetus at a very early stage of pregnancy. Fetal DNA information can be identified from mother's blood sample. Most companies also offer genetic testing of mother and father using a saliva (spit) sample.
Parents interested in finding out more about this type of genetic screening need to have a thorough discussion with their obstetrician.