Hi-tech blood test for Down’s Syndrome offered on NHS for the first time – and mothers will get the results within days

For the first time women are to get an advanced blood test to detect Down’s syndrome and other abnormalities in unborn babies on the NHS.

The non-invasive IONA test examines DNA in cells from the foetus found floating in the mother’s blood and looks for evidence of chromosomal abnormalities that cause genetic disorders.

It will be offered at in London through the NHS and privately.

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