Fetal DNA in Mom's Blood Signals Down Syndrome

April 2, 2015 8:03 PM

12 0

Fetal DNA in Mom's Blood Signals Down Syndrome

Test is accurate for trisomy 21, but maybe less so for other genetic defects.

A cell-free DNA (cfDNA) prenatal blood test for trisomy 21 -- the defect responsible for Down syndrome -- and other fetal genetic abnormalities had significantly higher sensitivity, fewer false positives, and a higher positive predictive value than standard prenatal screening, a large study at 35 in...

Also read: Azeri cbank head says could revise rates next year

Read more

To category page

Loading...