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Mirror-report : trisomy Test should be Fund performance

The statutory health insurance will assume a "mirror"report according to expected future costs for a prenatal blood test for down's syndrome. A corresponding draft decision of the competent decision-making body have agreed in principle, according to the news magazine.

The Joint Federal Committee of sickness funds, Physicians, hospitals, and patient representatives want to propose, therefore, that the funds to pay for the Test. A prerequisite, however, should be that there are particular risks or abnormalities in the pregnancy.

more controversial Details are according to the "mirror". The patients ' representatives requested that the Test will only be paid after the twelfth week of pregnancy. In the first twelve weeks an abortion in Germany is not a criminal Offence, if the women have previously visited a conflict of advice. In this time women might feel after a Test is forced to decide quickly about a crash, are the "mirror"report according to the concerns of the patient representatives.

next Friday wool initiate the Joint Federal Committee formal opinion process to its draft decision, it said. The final decision would be expected to fall in the late summer.

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Down syndrome Bundestag to trisomy blood test debate

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Since 2012, there are on the German market genetic testing for Trisomies, which is already the tenth week of pregnancy. The Test poses no risk, in contrast to amniotic fluid studies with a high risk of Miscarriage. Currently, gonna have to wear mothers the cost of about 200 Euro. Among politicians and ethics experts, the Test is controversial, because many parents decide after a positive result for an abortion. (epd)

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