As a pregnant woman in the Netherlands you have the option of having your child examined before birth via prenatal screening. At the beginning of your pregnancy, for example, you can conduct tests into the risk of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). This is examined through the NIPT test. It is your own decision whether you want to have this done.
The 13 and 20 week ultrasound checks for the presence of an open back or an open skull. The sonographer also looks at the development of the child's organs. This research is also a choice. If you want this research, this will be carried out at a low risk by theSAM & centrum.
During the intake interview we will discuss these different studies. Below you will find the information leaflets.
The extensive conversation during the intake about these tests is reimbursed from the basic health insurance. The costs of the 13-week, 20-week ultrasound are also reimbursed. The NIPT costs € 175.00. These costs are for your own account. From 1-4-2023, the NIPT will also be reimbursed. If follow-up testing is necessary, this will be reimbursed from basic care.