The implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in the Netherlands

Caterina M. Bilardo

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In the Netherlands prenatal screening is offered as a mean to increase reproductive choices of couples. All women are counseled on the existing options by trained midwives. The government puts a great emphasis on informed choice and on womens' opinions and reactions to screenings options. Since 2017 non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT, cf-DNA) is offered as first tier screening for aneuploidies in the genome-wide (GW) variant at the cost of 175 Euro's. Uptake is around 50%. This screenings offer is perceived as unconventional for the traditionally cautious Dutch system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-944
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Issue number8
Early online date2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021

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