Promising Down's syndrome test… at a price

Webb, Jeremy
May 1991
New Scientist;5/25/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1770, p12
Reveals that a new test which could identify nearly 90 percent of Down's syndrome cases was launched last week. Marketed toward women who will have to pay for the service; Test developed at St. James University Hospital in Leeds, England; Amniocentesis; The `triple plus' test; Use of a blood test and the enzyme called urea-resistant neutrophil alkaline phosphatase (UR-NAP); Commercial basis of the test; Work of Howard Cuckle and his colleagues; More.


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