Description of Medical ServiceNon-invasive prenatal testing through the analysis of cell free fetal DNA is a major technological advancement in testing for fetal aneuploidy.
Description of Medical ConditionThe medical conditions relevant to the proposed service are conditions such as Down syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrome and Turner syndrome that arise where the number of chromosomes present in the patient is abnormal (aneuploidy). Prenatal screening is a routine medical service for a pregnant woman to evaluate her personal risk of fetal aneuploidy. These aneuploidies include but are not limited to; trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edward syndrome), trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) and monosomy X (Turner syndrome).
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application Number1458 & 1461
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