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Juniper_Moonbeam t1_ivvlrpl wrote

We got the NIPTS testing you’re referring to in the NYT study and that the FDA is talking about. Before we got it, I read a lot about it and had a long conversation with my doctor. I knew the risks going into it, and understood exactly what it was (a screening tool to assess risk) and what it was not (a diagnostic test). I had a great experience with the NIPTS and would do that again.

For the state blood spot screen, barely any information was given to me, and it was presented as mandatory. I did not understand it well, and didn’t have a conversation with a healthcare provider about it before it happened. So when we got our false positive I freaked the f out. Would not recommend. Sometimes I think this is what the FDA should be warning people about. But I understand the importance of it.