Cell-Free DNA–Based Non-invasive Prenatal Screening for Common Aneuploidies in a Canadian Province: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Yearly, 450 000 pregnant Canadians are eligible for voluntary prenatal screening for trisomy 21. Different screening strategies select approximately 4% of women for invasive fetal chromosome testing. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using maternal blood cell-free DNA could reduce those invasive procedures but is expensive. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of NIPT strategies compared with conventional strategies.

Year of Publication: 2018

Authors: Léon Nshimyumukiza, Jean-Alexandre Beaumont, Julie Duplantie, Sylvie Langlois, Julian Little, François Audibert, Christopher McCabe, Jean Gekas, Yves Giguère, Christian Gagné, Daniel Reinharz, François Rousseau