In Japan, 89 hospitals offer a blood test for pregnant women to check if their fetus has any chromosomal abnormalities.
Until March 3, 2018, The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology ruled that such blood testing was for clinical study, but now the testing may be performed in general practice.
However, the tests will still cost approximately 200,000yen.
The full story can be found here:
- abortion/termination of a pregnancy
- amniocentesis (Amniotic Fluid Test)
- chromosomal abnormalities
- clinical phase
- clinical study
- designated hospital
- Down Syndrome
- fetal abnormalities
- general practice
- hospital ethics board
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- prenatal diagnosis
- prenatal test
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