DNA-Based Blood Test May be More Effective in Detecting Down syndrome in unborn kids

April 2, 2015 7:06 PM

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DNA-Based Blood Test May be More Effective in Detecting Down syndrome in unborn kids

According to researchers, it appears that a DNA-based blood test is more effective to detect possible Down syndrome in unborn children as compared to other screening methods for the genetic disorder.

The researchers said that the test displayed perfect accuracy in a clinical trial by detecting Down syndrome in all 38 women whose kids had inherited the disorder. According to authors of a study standard screening methods only detected Down syndrome in 30 of the 38 pregnant mothers.

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