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NIPT samples

Blood sample of the mother

The non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a safe analysis with no risks for the fetus, unlike the sampling of amniotic fluid by a punction (amniocentesis) and the sampling of chorionic villi (CVS) with risks for miscarriage of about 0.5%.

For a NIPT 10 ml peripheral maternal blood is required. Preferentially the blood is sampled in a STRECK tube. These tubes stabilize the fetal DNA. If a Sstreck tube is not available blood on EDTA can be sent.

Last updated: 19 October 2017 - 13:49
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