There are no significant risks to the mother or the fetus from the nonstress test (NST), modified biophysical profile (MBPP), or the biophysical profile (BPP).
Ultrasound waves utilized in detecting the FHR and for the BPP are painless and safe because this method employs no harmful radiation.
A suspicious or positive result requires further evaluation, i.e., prolonged EFM monitoring or a BPP.
The biophysical profile (BPP) is performed by an ultrasound exam over a 30-minute period.
Six points is suspicious and requires either a CST or a repeat BPP within 24 hours.
A normal BPP report without an NST is 8 points and 10 points with a reactive NST.