Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Screening
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about prenatal screening to provide you with more information:
What types of tests are available? Screening tests have been designed to identify women who are at increased risk of having a baby with a birth defect. These tests have no risks of miscarriage, but cannot determine with certainty whether a fetus is affected.
What if a screening test is positive? If you have positive results on a screening test, you can discuss what this means with a genetic counselor. Options for further diagnostic testing will be explained.
Will health insurance cover testing? Most insurance plans cover prenatal testing, especially for women over 35 years of age. You may need a referral from your primary care physician or health plan for your health insurance to cover the services.