What are the alternatives to the Panorama test? – by: Moomie Moderator

There are other blood screening tests available during pregnancy. These tests can tell you if there is a high chance that your baby has a chromosome condition, such as Down syndrome. However, older types of screening tests have a higher chance of incorrect results. This means some additional pregnancies with a chromosome condition may be missed and some additional women with healthy babies may be given a false positive result.
To know for sure if the baby has a chromosome condition, diagnostic tests on the pregnancy itself, like chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, can be done. Both of these diagnostic tests have risks, including the small chance of miscarriage. Speak with your healthcare provider if you have more questions about your testing options.

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