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NON INVASIVE SCREENING TESTS FOR DOWN'S SYNDROM, TRISOMY 18 AND OPEN SPINA BIFIDA by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am      So now you are a surrogate mother/carrier in every since of the word because you are finally pregnant for your Intended Parents! Perhaps donor eggs were used or the eggs directly from your Intended Mother. At times like these most Intended Parents want some testing done for birth defects. Because these IP's have been so careful in the past ... Read on »
University of Arizona develops cognitive tests for Down syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 5:17am Whenever I see the words "Down syndrome testing" in my daily Down syndrome Google alerts, my stomach tightens. Usualy, it means a new effort has been made improve the 'search and destroy' techniques for abortion. Not this time. Researchers at the Universtiy of Arizona have developed a very quick, efficient cognitve test for people with Down sy ... Read on »
New "Safe" Test for Down syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 4:12am Isn't that wonderful?! Now the 10% of T21 babies who have mangaged to go undetected before birth can be aborted through a new search and destroy method. The manufacturer's publicist even had the nerve to leave a comment on this blog, for free advertising. You know I deleted it. I have only one question for them: Safe for whom? Watch out, ... Read on »
New Testing in the Down Syndrome World {Grr} by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:19pm There's a new non-invasive prenatal test that is supposed to be 100% accurate in diagnosing unborn babies with Down syndrome. It is said to have zero false-positives like the current non-invasive testing options. When the average Joe hears this, they think of how far medicine is coming and how wonderful it is that parents can know earlier that th ... Read on »
A Better Test for Down Syndrome? by Medline Plus Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 5:00pm New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Down Syndrome , Genetic Disorders , Prenatal Testing Read on »
First trimester Down syndrome testing now available by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 10:28pm Washington Post reports that a study of more than 38,000 U.S. women found a screening method, which combines a blood test with an ultrasound exam, can pinpoint many fetuses with the common genetic disorder 11 weeks after conception. While the testing has drawn criticism from opponents of abortion, researcher Fergal D. Malone of the Royal College ... Read on »
New reading methods for kids with Down syndrome being tested in UK by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 3:10am A well organized trial of new methods of teaching children with Down syndrome to read is underway in the United Kingdom, conducted by DownsEd International. The experiment will finish in summer of 2011 and the results evaluated. Few studies of this kind have been conducted due to lack of funding for Down syndrome when compared to other conditi ... Read on »
SEC Charged Biotech Executive With Lying About A Test Predicting Down Syndrome by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 12:40am In several appearances she stated the test was 100% accurate on whether or not a fetus would be born with down syndrome.  She knew the truth and still told everyone it was perfect in essence.  The product never materialized and it misled investors at the same time.  Sometimes when writing this blog I get to the point to where I really hav ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Down Syndrome by Well Med Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Down Syndrome: Amniocentesis Blastomere analysis before implantation Chorionic Villus Sampling Chromosomal karyotype DNA testing of parents Ear Infection Fever Flu Maternal serum alpha feto-protein Nuchal Translucency Prenatal testing Quad Marker ... Read on »
Tests to detect Down's Syndrome are damaging too many unborn babies by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 02 Nov 2008 1:52pm Mirror News - Tests to detect Down's Syndrome are damaging too many unborn babies I have never gotten a CVS or amnio done. I've wanted to, but just couldn't do it. After having a bunch of miscarriages, I couldn't risk having a test done that could cause a miscarriage in a healthy pregnancy. Of course, I might have changed my tune if the qua ... Read on »