Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?|
|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||2015|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Prenatal Testing|
|Type of decision aid||Screening|
|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: 2017-04-06.