High-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing for fetal RHD genotype

 

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NICE Diagnostics Guidance 25 

High-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing for fetal RHD genotype | 1-Recommendations | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

1 Recommendations

1.1 High-throughput non‑invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal RHD genotype is recommended as a cost-effective option to guide antenatal prophylaxis with anti‑D immunoglobulin, provided that the overall cost of testing is £24 or less. This will help reduce unnecessary use of a blood product in pregnant women, and conserve supplies by only using anti‑D immunoglobulin for those who need it.

1.2 Cost savings associated with high-throughput NIPT for fetal RHD genotype are sensitive to the unit cost of the test, additional pathway costs and implementation costs. Trusts adopting NIPT should collect and monitor the costs and resource use associated with implementing testing to ensure that cost savings are achieved (see section 6.1).

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