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Title Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?
Audience Pregnant women.
Options included 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.
Year of last update or review 2022
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Health condition Prenatal Testing
Type of decision aid Screening
Language English
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.