Down syndrome is a chromosomal aberration, chromosome three is found in place of the normal two. Fetal genetic testing can detect Down's syndrome.
How do you screen for Down Syndrome?Down syndrome is more common with increasing maternal age, and therefore requires the participation of genetic counselors over 37 years of age. Anyone who is suspected of having Down Syndrome (or other fetal developmental disorder) for some reason is advised to have a fetal chromosome test. This may be based on cells taken from fertility or amniotic fluid, with interventions of approximately. However, Down-screening can also be carried out with risk-free tests that accurately predict the presence of the disease. All she needs is maternal screening and genetic ultrasound.