Prenatal Screening Tests for Down Syndrome and other Fetal Conditions – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on the prenatal tests performed to screen for down syndrome and other fetal conditions. The screening tests discussed include:
- Ultrasound in the first trimester
- Nuchal translucency
- Combined first trimester screening (CFTS)
- Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
- Second-trimester MSS
- Ultrasound scan 18-22 weeks
The association between the woman’s age and the approximate risk of having a child with down syndrome is also discussed. This pamphlet can be a useful tool for pregnant women as it highlights important considerations regarding the limitations of the tests, and the considerations of the test results.
The prenatal screening tests mentioned in this pamphlet are described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and help patients make informed decisions.
The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.