The NIPT test will help women decide if they want a CVS or amniocentesis to confirm chromosomal abnormalities after a positive screen result or abnormal scan findings. Amniocentesis and CVS are invasive tests and carry a small risk of miscarriage.
Most women who have the NIPT test will probably find out their baby is at low risk for the conditions tested. This means that the chance of the baby having one of these conditions is very low, which can be reassuring. When the test result shows a high risk, it is important to talk with your doctor about your next steps.