Although the Prenatest results do not provide a final diagnosis, it remains a very useful screening test for the following reasons:
- It is the best choice for prenatal screening for Down syndrome in the 1st trimester
- It does not pose any danger to the mother or to the fetus
- It provides prenatal screening options to mothers under the age of 35 (amniocentesis is reserved for women over the age of 35)
- It provides useful information to women 35 years of age and older before deciding to undergo a diagnostic procedure
- In the event of more worrisome results, the test is performed early enough in pregnancy to give you time to consider diagnostic options thereby avoiding rushed decisions.
Talk it over with your doctor.