New blood test for Down"s that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies


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New blood test for Down's that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 4 September 2012 Ultrasound: Currently women are offered a screening towards the end of their first trimester Doctors have developed a blood test for pregnant women that can detect 99 per cent of Down’s syndrome babies without risking a miscarriage.

Controversial Down"s syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland


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Controversial pre-natal Down's syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland raising fears of a spike in abortions The test involves screening blood samples from the pregnant woman for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 30 July 2012 A new prenatal test for Down's syndrome has been given the green light in Switzerland amid controversy over whether this will lead to more abortions.