Is it worth paying privately for the NIPT test?

My last blog discussed prenatal testing for Down’s syndrome. This one will debate the arguments for and against having the NHS combined test or paying privately to go straight for NIPT. Clearly the private option will only be available to those that can fund it and the cost is in the range of ~£350 to … Continue reading Is it worth paying privately for the NIPT test?

Prenatal Screening for Down’s Syndrome

A first time mum came to me this week overwhelmed by her options around screening tests for herself and her unborn baby. She had been bamboozled by the options particularly around screening for Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome is the most common genetic condition to be found in humans and the genetics behind it are relatively … Continue reading Prenatal Screening for Down’s Syndrome