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what fetal tests can be done to determine down's syndrome?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
CVS, amnio, NIPT, NT: Chorionic villus sampling (placental biopsy), amniocentesis, non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnosis (maternit21/harmony tests), nuchal translucency and prenatal ultrasound and maternal serum markers (papp-s, hcg, estriol, inhibin a) can all be used to determine an individual woman's risk of carrying a fetus with down syndrome.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Translation: some are less specific,like ultrasound or simple serum tests. Some are very definite, like amniocentesis and the non-invasive prenatal test that finds fetal cells in mom's blood and does specific genetic tests on them.
Oct 14, 2016

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