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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, ...
Montana Mother Acknowledges Not Reading Medical Brochures
made my decisions" about wanting the chorionic villus sampling test, Kerrie Evans said during cross ..... receive genetic counseling before her CVS test because she couldn't get an appointment. Evans' CVS screening tested for Down syndrome
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