Down syndrome test result

Hello all, my Down syndrome test result ratio came out to be 1:287 and was told it was slightly high risk. The low risk ratio is 1:300. I was advised to go for further tests like NIPT which costs $375+ and honestly, I cannot afford it at a time like this. I’m not really worried, but I’m worried. ? I just want to know if it’s going to be ok if I forego the tests because the lady over the phone said I might just happen to carry the hormones at the time of drawing blood and may not harm the baby at all. But just to have a peace of mind, she recommended that I go for further checks in case I might have any other chromosomal abnormalities. Which I’m not interested because it’s expensive. Did any of you with high risk ratio forego further testing?

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Super Mum

If you will keep the baby regardless of the result of Down syndrome test, skip the test. If you are making decision based on result of the Down syndrome test, then test it. That’s what my gynae advise I have friends that don’t even bother taking such test cos they are gg to keep the baby no matter what.

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