The NSU acknowledges that the choice to have or not have screening is a personal one and unique to each woman and her family/whānau. Each woman must be supported in the decisions she makes throughout the screening pathway.
New tests are becoming available for non-invasive prenatal screening (previously referred to as non-invasive prenatal testing or 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 screening is available from the New Zealand maternal fetal medicine network webpage.
See the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website for more information.