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Told that my blood test came back 1 out 8 for down syndrome. Is that highrisk?
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Dr. Stephen Berns
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In brief: Yes
There is a new blood test called maternit21 plus that is available that will spare a great deal of expectant mothers the possibility of miscarriage at amniocentesis.
This is done by doing a blood test on the mother to assess for circulating fetal dna using molecular techniques. It is not yet fda approved. http://www.sequenomcmm.com/home/.

In brief: Yes
There is a new blood test called maternit21 plus that is available that will spare a great deal of expectant mothers the possibility of miscarriage at amniocentesis.
This is done by doing a blood test on the mother to assess for circulating fetal dna using molecular techniques. It is not yet fda approved. http://www.sequenomcmm.com/home/.
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