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Parents Get $2.9M in Down Syndrome Girl 'Wrongful Birth' Suit
The parents of a four-year-old Oregon girl with Down syndrome were awarded $2.9 million after doctors misdiagnosed their daughter as not having the condition during a prenatal screening. Ariel and Deborah Levy of Portland, Ore., filed a “wrongful birth” lawsuit against Legacy Health System, ...
Couple Sues Over Down Syndrome Misdiagnosis
underwent. Genetic counselors say there are different types of screening options, including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling , and an ultrasound combined with blood testing. A blood test with an ultrasound will only predict the risk
Safer Down Syndrome Test Hits Market Monday
having the disorder, earning it a false positive rate of 0.2 percent. The existing tests — amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling — have a false positive rate of up to 5 percent. The risk of Down syndrome increases with maternal age, rising
Fetal DNA in Mom's Blood Predicts Baby's Sex
Medical Association. Non-invasive DNA testing may provide an alternative to more invasive tests, such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis -- which can carry a slight risk of pregnancy loss -- for determining the gender of a fetus
New Down Syndrome Test Could Cut Healthy Baby Deaths
weeks, she chose chorionic villus sampling ( CVS ) -- an invasive ..... not have ever had CVS . "Nothing adds ..... advised to undergo CVS or an amniocentesis ..... of 200 patients. Chorionic villus sampling -- is also invasive
New Down Syndrome Test Hailed as Promising
uterus and withdraw amniotic fluid, which can cause fetal injury or miscarriage in one out of 200 patients. Chorionic villus sampling -- testing the placental tissue -- is also invasive, and can be done at as early as 10 weeks, but it carries
Doctors Should Test for Down Syndrome
traditional screening tests -- amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling -- are both considered invasive and pose a ..... those tests suggests trouble, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling may be offered. "The important take-home
Could Gender Detection Lead to Gender Selection?
researchers have developed tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus screening ( CVS ) to give doctors and parents a peek into their future children's ..... expressly to test one thing -- the sex of a baby -- whereas CVS and amniocentesis are usually reserved for women with fetuses
Genetic Screening Now an Option in First-Trimester
enabling them to have a definitive test [known as chorionic villus sampling , or CVS ] if they are at risk," says Lauren Streicher ..... greater than 35 years of age who traditionally had CVS or amniocentesis routinely, the benefit [to the
Should Genetic Tests Be More Widespread?
depending on the genetic risk. Chorionic villus sampling , or CVS , is a second prenatal test that ..... for analysis. One benefit of CVS is that it can be done earlier ..... now? Both amniocentesis and CVS have small associated risks for