What is 'Fetal Fraction' and What Does it Mean for Your Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Results?

What is 'Fetal Fraction' and What Does it Mean for Your Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Results?

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a screening test used to detect the risk that a fetus will be born with certain genetic conditions. It can be performed as early as 10 weeks in pregnancy and only requires a blood sample from the mother. NIPT analyzes small pieces of DNA, called cell-free DNA (cfDNA), found in the mother’s bloodstream.

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