How Do You Screen For Down Syndrome?

The best person to answer a question about Down syndrome is a person with Down syndrome. Krystal answers this one.

 

Scientists have not yet been able to create a test with 100% accuracy pertaining to the screening of Down syndrome as it occurs randomly.

There is a blood test available to screen for sensitivity to Down syndrome in a fetus. CDSS advocates for fair and balanced information about Down syndrome from doctors when giving a Down syndrome diagnosis. No test can truly be 100% accurate. Too often, claimed accuracy for sensitivity and specificity (99%) is confused for positive predictive value.

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