Prenatal screening tests allows for early detection of life-threatening genetic conditions and helps doctors to evaluate further plans of action.
Around 240,000 newborns die each year worldwide within the first 28 days of life due to birth defects. Birth defects can lead to lifelong disabilities. However, some birth defects can be prevented. Let us understand what Maternal Markers are! These are the group of prenatal tests recommended to pregnant women. It helps establish the risk of their unborn baby having chromosomal abnormalities, foetal neural tube defects (NTDs) and cardiac defects.