Decision Aid Summary
|Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?
|Have a screening test to find out the chance that your baby has a birth defect.
Don't have a screening test.
You may decide not to have any tests.
Or, have a diagnostic test—which shows for sure if there is a birth defect.
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|Type of decision aid
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
|8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
|2 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing
Last modified: 2019-06-26.