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Nuchal test detects 80% of Down's syndrome pregnancies

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:368
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The nuchal translucency test for determining the risk of Down's syndrome has a detection rate of 80% and a rate of false positive results of 8%, according to a multicentre study in the United Kingdom.

    This compares with a detection rate of 30% and a false positive rate of 5%xwhen age alone is used as a screening …

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