The NSU acknowledges that the choice to have or not have screening is a personal one and unique to each woman and her family/whanau. Each woman must be supported in the decisions she makes throughout the screening pathway.
New tests are becoming available for Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). These tests are not publicly funded. The NSU statement on these tests is available as a download on this page.
Further information on the use of non-invasive prenatal testing is available from the New Zealand maternal fetal medicine network webpage.