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The Screening Test

Many doctors and patients may have too much confidence in non-invasive prenatal tests, reports Beth Daley at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

NIPTs examine fetal DNA found within maternal blood, typically for signs of chromosomal disorders and are supposed to be better at detecting abnormalities than older blood tests and ultrasounds.

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