FDA issues warning about false prenatal test results
[anvplayer video=”5104264″ station=”998132″]
The FDA has a new warning about certain prenatal tests.
The tests are known as genetic non-invasive prenatal screening tests. The FDA is warning patients about the risks of false results associated with them and noting they are not approved by the FDA.
"When I do a screening test, I emphasize to the patient that there could be results that actually indicate the opposite of what is true, because a screening test is just designed to provide an initial risk or an initial picture but not a final picture," said Dr. Lakedra Pam, an OBGYN.
The FDA says it’s even aware of reports where women have made decisions to end pregnancies without having confirmatory testing being done.