|Illumina's Non-Invasive verifi(R) Prenatal Test Using cfDNA Significantly ...|
The false positive rate for detection of trisomy 21 with the verifi(R) prenatal test was significantly lower than conventional standard screening (6/1909, 0.3% vs. 69/1909, 3.6%, p<0.0001). For trisomy 18, the verifi(R) prenatal test also demonstrated ...
Wall Street Journal - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:56
|An extra dose of love: a brother's story of Trisomy 21|
Eva My youngest sister, Eva, just turned 12 this past December 31st. Each year, my parents invite friends and family over to celebrate the new year and the birth of our favorite family member at our New Years “Eva” party. Now I know, we aren't supposed ...
Live Action News - Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:35
|Noninvasive Prenatal DNA Test Okay for Low-Risk Pregnancies|
Analysis of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from maternal plasma to screen for elevated risk for trisomies 21 and 18 is as useful in a general obstetric population as it is in high-risk pregnancies, according to a study published in the February 27 issue of the ...
Medscape - Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:03
|Test Is Improved Predictor of Fetal Disorders|
New York Times (blog) - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:03
|Prenatal DNA Test Bests Standard Screening in General Population|
Doctors Lounge - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:45
|DNA Test Effective Screening Tool for Down Syndrome|
MedPage Today - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:21
|Maternal cell-free DNA sequencing superior to standard aneuploidy screening ...|
2 Minute Medicine - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:37
|New Blood Test Is Better at Finding Birth Defects|
NBCNews.com - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:07
|Tell Me About|
Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21 is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. MY new neighbours moved in recently, and I noticed their daughter has Down's Syndrome. What is Down's Syndrome? Actually, it is ...
The Star Online - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:15
|Fetal DNA Test Outperforms Standard Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome|
According to the new research, the non-invasive method is ten times better in predicting cases of Down syndrome than ultrasound screening or the standard blood test and five times better in anticipating Trisomy 18. The fetal DNA test also diminishes ...
Guardian Liberty Voice - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:22
|Chromosomal Hits and Misses of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing|
Since NIPT was introduced into clinical practice in 2011, there has been tremendous uptake because of its high sensitivity and specificity for trisomy 21. It also has a high sensitivity for trisomies 13 and 18 (approximately 99%), but yields no ...
Medscape - Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:22
|Family celebrates as 'Miracle Baby' turns 14|
Her mother, Nakia Almond, goes through a range of emotions talking about her baby girl, the one who wasn't supposed to make it through the night after being born with the genetic chromosome disorder Trisomy 13, caused by the deletion of her third and ...
douglascountysentinel - Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:55
|Mom Of Baby Zion Reflects On Her Son's Short, Cherished Life|
The best gifts often come in small packages, and Zion Isaiah Blick is no exception. Mom, Robbyn Blick, was 20 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors diagnosed her baby with Trisomy 18, a life-threatening genetic disorder. The Blicks had a difficult ...
Huffington Post - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:07
|Baby Zion Lived Only 10 Days But His Story Touched the World|
Crossmap - Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:48
|Baby Zion's mother: Even through loss, we are 'anchored in hope'|
Today.com - Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:47