Prenatal Down Syndrome DNA test found safe.

In Brain Development, Brain Science, DNA, Genetics by Brainy Days Ahead

A non-invasive prenatal DNA blood test for Down Syndrome has been found to be appropriate for pregnant women of all ages and risk factors by researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Researchers confirmed that the test can safely be administered through primary obstetrical care providers. The independent study was funded by a grant from Natera, Inc. Of the approximately 2,700 women in Rhode Island who chose DNAFirst screening, the researchers interviewed a subset with specific test and demographic characteristics to determine their knowledge of and satisfaction with the DNAFirst screening test as part of their routine prenatal care.