Assay used in serum screening for Down's syndrome may depend on ethnic make up of population

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.297b (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:297
  1. L Gilbert,
  2. Jon Nicholl,
  3. Anthony Mander
  1. Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster DN2 5LT
  2. Director Medical Care Research Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2RX
  3. Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham OL1 2JH

    EDITOR,—The purpose of our report on serum screening for Down's syndrome was to “highlight the need for outcome data on [such screening] to be collected by ethnic group.”1 We argued that only when this is done can problems specific to different ethnic groups (such as important differences in the incidence of Down's syndrome pregnancies and in the medians of …

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