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Trisomy: the Bundestag discussed on the assumption of costs of blood tests

To be taken a blood test for Trisomies in Pregnant women by health insurance? In a debate in the Bundestag, the many speakers are not in favour of - but not all. For the critics, it's more than just the financing.

The Bundestag has discussed about dealing with prenatal genetic blood tests for Trisomies. In the orientation debate was the question of whether health insurance companies should Fund this Form of early diagnosis.

The Test that is offered since 2012, will recognize the blood of the mother, if the unborn child has a trisomy, such as Down's syndrome. Yet him parents have to pay privately. Other methods, such as amniocentesis are taken from the cash register. They pose a high risk for a Miscarriage or a preterm birth.

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