Quadruple test is available for Down's syndrome

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:380

An antenatal screening test for Down's syndrome that uses four serum markers and can detect almost 80% of cases, became available for the first time this week. The test adds another marker, inhibin A, to the standard triple test of unconjugated oestriol, human chorionic gonadotrophin, and fetoprotein.

The test, offered at 15 …

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