The field of prenatal screening has rapidly evolved over the last few years, and will likely continue to change in the future. There are many different types of screening tests available during pregnancy. It is important to know that screening tests will only tell you about the chance of a medical condition. Screening tests will not give you a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. To learn more about tests that can give you definitive, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers, see Prenatal Diagnostic Testing.
It is also important to know that prenatal screening tests are always optional. You never have to undergo any prenatal testing if you do not wish to. Anyone who is having prenatal testing should have access to all of the necessary information to make an informed decision about what is right for them and their family.
Below find links to more information about specific types of prenatal screening tests that are currently available:
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