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I Found the 'Holy Grail' of Prenatal Testing

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA

The real draw of NIPT is its potential as an alternative to invasive testing, a way to replace a needle in the belly with one in the arm, to get information without putting pregnancies in harm's way. The draw of NIPT is that it is non-invasive. That's what makes it exciting.

New Testing for Down Syndrome: The Establishment Pushes Back

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

My hunch is that obstetricians on the front lines -- the ones who counsel pregnant women every day about their testing options -- will realize that the new tests are just plain better. Patients of all ages -- who can inform themselves more easily than ever before -- will demand them too.

Earlier Down Syndrome Test: 'Fear Of The Unknown'

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.11.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- The results of the blood test revealed only a risk, but when she saw them, she still threw up. Now she had to find out for sure. So she l...