Women's preference for non-invasive prenatal DNA testing versus chromosomal microarray after screening for Down syndrome: a prospective study
Publication in refereed journal


To examine preferences for follow-up testing in women screened with high or intermediate risk for Down syndrome in the first or second trimester.
Prospective cohort study.
Three public hospitals in Hong Kong, China.
Women with pregnancies termed as high risk (≥1:250; HR) or intermediate risk (1:251–1200; IR) for Down syndrome.
Women with pregnancies screened as HR were offered the choices of: (1) an invasive test plus chromosomal microarray (CMA) to obtain more detailed fetal genetic information; (2) non-invasive cell-free prenatal DNA screening (NIPT) to detect trisomies 13, 18 and 21, and to avoid procedure-related miscarriage; and (3) to decline any further testing. Women received standardised counselling informing them that the reporting times were identical, the procedure miscarriage risk was 0.1–0.2% and that there was no charge for screening. Women with IR pregnancies (1:251–1200) were offered NIPT as a secondary screening test.
Main outcome measures:
Uptake rate for NIPT.
Three hundred and forty-seven women had pregnancies deemed as HR; 344 (99.1%) women opted for follow-up testing, 216 (62.2%) of whom chose NIPT. Five hundred and seven of 614 women (82.6%) with IR risk chose NIPT. Seven (21%) of 34 women with nuchal translucency ≥3.5 mm opted for NIPT.
In a setting where reporting times are similar and there is no cost difference between options, approximately 60% of women with pregnancies classed as HR would opt for NIPT, offering simple but limited aneuploidy assessment, over a diagnostic procedure with comprehensive and more detailed assessment.
Tweetable abstract:
60% of pregnant Chinese women prefer NIPT over CMA when screened as high risk for Down syndrome.
著者Cheng YKY, Leung WC, Leung TY, Choy KW, Chiu RWK, Lo TK, Kwok KY, Sahota DS
期刊名稱BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
頁次451 - 459
關鍵詞NIPT, Chromosomal Microarray, Down syndrome screening, Trisomy, cell-free DNA

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