Down’s blood tests now widely available

A new era of Down syndrome testing has begun, with diagnostic maternal blood tests being offered for the first time by Australia's three largest pathology providers.

The high-tech, high-cost tests, which promise accuracy of 99% and above, have been billed as breakthroughs that could avert thousands of unnecessary invasive diagnostic procedures each year.

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