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 6-10 ml peripheral maternal blood is required. Preferentially the blood is sampled in a STRECK tube. These tubes stabilize the fetal DNA. If the physician doesn't have Streck tubes an EDTA tube can be used.
Last updated: 31 January 2017 - 16:11
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