Screening for Down's syndrome.

  title={Screening for Down's syndrome.},
  author={T M Marteau and Joseph Kidd and Robert R Cook and Marie Johnston and Susan Michie and Robert W. Shaw and J W Slack},
  volume={297 6661},
Professor Nicholas J Wald and others (8 October, p 883) report a new screening test for Down's syndrome with a higher detection rate and a lower false positive rate than currently available tests, which is likely to be welcomed by epidemiologists, obstetricians, and prospective parents. But as Drs Dian Donnai and Tony Andrews (8 October, p 876) argue, the problems in introducing any new screening test should not be underestimated. One such problem is the effect upon women of receiving a false… CONTINUE READING

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