Down Syndrome Screening in India: Are We There Yet?
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Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability among live born children and is amenable to prenatal detection. Screening for Down syndrome on a population basis requires a thorough understanding of the principles involved in the screening tests. We discuss the rationale behind the commonly available screening tests and the Indian scenario in this setting.
KeywordsDown syndrome Prenatal screening Combined screening test Quadruple screening test Indian scenario
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SS is Honorary Clinical Director of PerkinElmer Laboratory, Chennai. KM declares that he has no conflict of interest.
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