New DNA test will help trim down stressful Amniocentesis Diagnosis in expectant mothers

April 2, 2015 6:36 PM

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Chicago – A study conducted by UCSF scientists show that a Roche blood test or cell-free DNA test delivers far accurate detection of Down syndrome in pre-natal tests as compared to standard tests. While the case sets the stage for a wider use of these Roche blood tests, experts have some reservations.

According to them, women need to confirm the results through taking more invasive diagnosis like amniocentesis, despite the accurate results, particularly if they are reviewing to terminate the pregnancy.

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