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Test for First Trimester Screening Introduced

The first trimester screening test has been introduced which gives a detection rate of upto 90% for a priori risk for Down Syndrome. Comprising of Pregnancy-related Plasma Protein A (PAPP-A), free ?-hCG and Nuchal Translucency (NT), the test has certain distinct advantages like detection at early gestational age (10-13 weeks) and higher detection rate.

Published On : 2014-09-30