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Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme

The Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) offers screening to all eligible women in England to try to find any health conditions their baby may have.

How the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service (NCARDRS) supports the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP)

FASP offers screening to all eligible pregnant individuals in England to assess the chance of the baby being born with Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome or Patau’s syndrome and a number of structural conditions of the developing baby. NCARDRS collects this data and provides each maternity trust in England with detection rates for each of these conditions, benchmarked against regional and national detection rates. The data is used to provide reliable and timely information about the quality of screening services at local, regional and national level and contributes towards the safety and effectiveness of screening services.

Last edited: 3 August 2023 9:54 am