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Pat time out -- a house call and joining us this morning as always doctor Marc Siegel.
He's a -- associate professor of medicine and NYU's -- -- medical center.
And the author of the inner pulse unlocking the secret code of sickness and health.
We're gonna unlock some stuff here because doctor David somebody is also joining us the vice chairman of the department of urology and -- -- robotics in the Mount Sinai Medical Center doctors good morning when.
-- is good to see a good morning.
Let's firstar with new information for expecting parents as no noninvasive test for Down syndrome doctors say.
This screening can be administered like ten weeks into the pregnancy.
And it's from 99% accurate doctor Siegel has it really seems to -- -- terrific breakthrough this is amazing Eric I spoke to doctor Paul lockyer a Brown University who develop this test.
And started it and over 4000 women who -- 99%.
But there's a 99 out of a hundred chance you'll find it -- this but he warned that you wanna do this -- mainly in high risk groups women over the age of forty.
People that already have a problem we used ultrasound to see if there's an abnormality in the heart.
50% of downs babies have an abnormality in the heart we look at the neck and if we think it could be a problem this may replace the need for an invasive tests we use.
And what a breakthrough if we can do this blood test instead of having to go through something invasive light -- and available right now -- absolutely.
It will have malveaux and it's only cost about -- -- 35 dollars if you have insurance.
Carly -- so we have something called quad test and the -- tests -- -- level of mom.
For things such as often -- approach teaser rates -- -- if you have a low level of that.
That's an indication that there could be a child with Down syndrome and you have to make a decision but like -- -- -- people are finding out about fifteen weeks -- twentieth week.
This test which is called an attorney T 21 is as simple blood test you can get this done in the tenth week.
And it's pretty much accurate idea behind this as an a lot of DNA from the -- -- circulating in mom's blood tests and we were able to diagnosis.
Is that -- the test is negative you have a good chance that you're going to have a healthy child if it's positive then you have to going to get an amniocentesis etc.
so this is a big.
Griffin -- -- just asked for this new ask this blood test.
Attorney T wanna wanna step number one chromosomal abnormality that you're gonna find the fear is very important -- -- T 21 test our city you know certainly that's great new.
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