This article has been updated to add information about the failure rate of Premaitha's test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Employing noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal trisomies 21, 18, and 13 as a reflex test after first-trimester combined screening results in few invasive diagnostic tests, a high detection rate, and a low false-positive rate, compared to conventional screening, according to a new study by researchers in the UK.

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