New test can spot abnormalities in unborn children more frequently
POSTED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A new prenatal test can spot abnormalities more often than other tests being used now.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center studied more than 4,000 pregnant women who had a high risk for having a child with a genetic abnormality, like Down Syndrome.
The women underwent the new test, called micro-array analysis, and the standard tests. The new test detected an abnormality in one out of sixty pregnancies that had been given a clean bill of health with routine testing.