Letters Non-invasive prenatal testing

The promise of non-invasive prenatal testing needs to be monitored scientifically

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2518 (Published 14 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2518

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Fortunato Lonardo, head1,
  2. Scarano Gioacchino, coordinator1
  1. 1Medical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics Unit, AORN “Gaetano Rummo,” 82100 Benevento, Italy
  1. fortunato.lonardo{at}ao-rummo.it

Chitty and Kroese’s editorial on realising the promise of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) based on cell-free DNA in maternal plasma reaffirms the concept of superior performance compared with conventional screening.1 However, the comparison was performed with standard first trimester …

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