both of those instances are why i didn't have the tests done. Create an account or log in to participate. Here's the story: We had Natera NIPT testing down at 12 weeks and everything came back low risk/negative/normal whatever. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? It is an awful thing to go through and the wait was unbearable. They ran the test again same thing. I’m too far along to do the cvs. First trimester combined test. They explained that our child's nuchal fold, or the fluid at the back of the baby's neck, was developing far too thick, a possible indicator of Down Syndrome. Hence, the amnio. They give you "odd" like 1 in 100 or 1 in 5 they do not say yes or no from the blood work. The website clearly states that the test results confirm the CHANCES that your baby has a chromosomal abnormality and screens for fetal sex. An Amnio is an actual genetic test that will tell whether the baby has it or not. well that makes me feel a little better, maybe false positive was the wrong word. You may also have the option of an amniocentesis, depending on the level of risk indicated by your screen positive result. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. If it comes back high risk I’ll likely do the amnio. It is not a death sentence and you will love this baby just as much. When you find out you’re pregnant, one of the best things you can do is start prenatal care -- a series of routine visits with your doctor or a certified nurse midwife to check on the health of you and your baby. another friend tested positive twice. It just shows that there is greater likelihood. Others don’t feel they need to know. It screens for a number or percentage risk. thanks in advance... Everyone that I've ever heard of that had a positive (which isn't really a "positive" it is a % of a possibility) has been a false one, including myself. My friend was also tested positive, refused an amnio, and the baby is healthy. my daughter did not have down syn. Screening tests don’t give you a definite answer, but diagnostic tests have a small risk of causing a miscarriage. There isn't a blood test for Down Syndrome. I am pregnant now and did NO screening test, just the amnio. © 2005 - 2020 WebMD LLC. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? There is, high and low risk. Question for you... my friend is 18 weeks pregnant, and one of her tests for down syndrome came back positive. The only way to check for sure is with invasive testing (CVS), but … Great! I just got the results from my NIPT test as positive for Down’s syndrome. That’s how my doctor explained it to me too. I never had the tests done because i didnt care. It’s either low risk or high risk. If you want to be a little more certain of the results, you’d get this test instead of just the first trimester combined test. They’re highly trained in genetic conditions, as well as helping people talk through challenging issues. He was the most loving, kind, helpful, caring individual I've ever know, and when he passed away at 40 years of age from a burst blood vessel in his brain the church was filled to capacity with people mourning a person professionals had said was a nothing. In one of my pregnancies I tested positive for Trisomy 18, but the amniocentesis ruled it out and he was born healthy! It’s either low risk or high risk. My results say positive or negative. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. Most of the women who go through this triple or quad screen and come up high in range for Down or for spina bifeda are NOT actually carrying a baby with that condition. You CANNOT have a "false positve" NIPT test. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. Actually, multiple websites say that the NIPT testing is approximately 99% accurate in detecting chromosomes in people who ended up actually having a baby with those issues. It DOES NOT provide positive or negative results. My Girlfriends brother was told that their daughter (child,) had it, they conteplated terminating it.. Glad they did not.. She was a perfectly normal child.. and this was the Amnio that "said" the baby was DS. Lets try not to spread misinformation. I’ll add some photos of NIPT results found on google. It is not well known yet, but they are hoping that once they have more results proving its accuracy this will replace the amnio as the next screening since there is no risk to the baby at all. It will increase her risk of having a miscarriage based on the low chance that the baby has Down Syndrome. She was born with no sign of downs or any other abnormality and now, 8 years later is a beautiful, happy and healthy child. The doctor said I had three options I could choose from for further testing. Two separate doctors said that they have seen this before and unfortunately it’s not a healthy baby at all and will not survive. Its like a test providing an obese, middle-aged man who smokes cigarettes a 85% chance of having a heart attack. Try to stay positive. He was never expected to be able to do anything for himself, yet he graduated from high school, trained and held a job. emnio tested positive, child was born with 'slight' cerebral palsy. Your doctor gets the sample by placing a needle through your belly. We ultimately decided not to do the amnio and put everything in God's hands because even if the amnio delivered bad news we would have continued with the pregnancy.