A New, Simpler Test For Down's Syndrome On The Way

Women who are concerned that they may be carrying a child with Down's Syndrome currently have to undergo a risky, invasive procedure that results in miscarriage 1% of the time. Scientists now say that a new blood test, which could be available in about two years, will eliminate the risk of miscarriage while still delivering reliable results.

Simple Blood Test For Down's Syndrome Is On Its Way, Say Scientists [Guardian]

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ritualtheory

Hm. I'm in Canada, and was offered the option of amniocentesis or a blood test; the latter was said to be 90% accurate, so that's what I chose. Is this not available in the States?