You told us you wanted result templates to provide lower chance results to women following non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) screening.
NIPT is an additional option for those women who have a higher chance of having a baby with Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome or Patau’s syndrome following combined or quadruple screening. A higher chance is between 1 in 2 and 1 in 150. NIPT can be offered in single and twin pregnancies.
Following your requests for national standardised templates to help with NIPT screening results, we have produced 3 templates for:
- lower chance result for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome
- lower chance result for Down’s syndrome
- lower chance result for Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome
Benefits of templates
Having standard templates for screening results means everyone can get clear, consistent information written in a sensitive and appropriate way.
The templates were developed from the letter templates for antenatal screening laboratories which are used when providing lower chance results to women following a combined or quadruple screening test.
When to use
These templates support communicating lower chance NIPT results to women.
See the new templates as part of the NIPT operational guidance.
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