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New blood test has higher accuracy than standard screening for Down Syndrome in early pregnancy.

A blood test undertaken between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing Down syndrome and two other less common chromosomal abnormalities than standard non-invasive screening techniques, according to a multicenter study from UC San Francisco researchers. In the current study, which followed pregnancy outcomes in close to 16,000 women, the cell-free DNA blood test resulted

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