Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Computer error in down's test
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

Another problem has arisen over the accuracy of the screening tests for Down's syndrome

Another problem has arisen over the accuracy of the screening tests for Down's syndrome. This time Italian doctors have found that a computer software program for the so called triple test, designed to assess risk of Down's, has been coming up with

They discovered the fault when their own laboratory ran its tests on two pregnant women. On both occasions, the pregnancies were ended after the laboratory discovered a far higher risk of Down's than had the computer program (The Lancet, April 6, 1996).

The triple test measures a pregnant woman's alpha fetoprotein and human chorionic gonadotropin levels, plus several other factors to determine risk of her baby being born with Down's syndrome.


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved