An Australian audit of the accuracy of local operators offering nuchal translucancy testing as a prenatal screen for Down syndrome is reported in the press today
Down syndrome test performed inaccurately by 45% of operators, Amy Corderoy, Sydney Morning Herald, September 15, 2010
Some pregnant women may be unaware their baby has Down syndrome because almost half the operators certified to carry out a common screening test are not performing it accurately …... read the full news report here
The abstract of the research article, published by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology article free online, but if you want the full text, you have to purchase access.
NISBET, D. L., ROBERTSON, A. C., SCHLUTER, P. J., MCLENNAN, A. C. and HYETT, J. A. , Auditing ultrasound assessment of fetal nuchal translucency thickness: A review of Australian national data 2002–2008. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, no. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2010.01207.x