1492 – Non-invasive prenatal testing

Page last updated: 05 November 2018

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Non-invasive prenatal testing through the analysis of cell free fetal DNA is a major technological advancement in testing for fetal aneuploidy.

Description of Medical Condition

The 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 Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

1458 & 1461

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Ratified PICO Confirmation (PDF 794 KB)
Ratified PICO Confirmation (Word 694 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 1163 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 1169 KB)

Meetings for this Application


8 December 2016


8 June 2018


26-27 July 2018