New noninvasive test gives clue but not full diagnosis

Mar 28, 2013

New noninvasive test gives clue but not full diagnosis

by Masami Ito

Although media reports emphasize the accuracy of a new noninvasive prenatal screening test, raising expectations among expectant mothers, it does not definitively diagnose three types of chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome, warned Haruhiko Sago, head of the Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine at ...