Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News 08 March 2011 Blood test developed for Down's Syndrome Pregnant women may soon be able to have a blood test to predict whether their babies are likely to have Down's Syndrome instead of undergoing risky, invasive tests. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development * Maternal blood test carries less risk than amniocentesis Pregnant women may soon be able to have a blood test to predict whether their babies are likely to have Down's Syndrome instead of undergoing risky, invasive tests, scientists said. NEXT ON HEALTH24X A naughty, mean child might be hiding a psychological condition 2020-08-07 16:45 More: PregnancyNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News Mesoglow facial: your bespoke anti-ageing facial Mental health Some friends make you feel more supported than others, and researchers think they know why Medical Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy: Beliefs about origins of virus play a big role Medical Lockdown: Scientists looked at personality traits to understand why some defy the rules News SPONSORED: Dr Sindi van Zyl to answer burning women’s health questions as our guest expert 26 to 30 October 2020 Medical Swine coronavirus could jump to people, researchers warn Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.