Alpharetta office will offer the Harmony Prenatal Test.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Beginning today, March 26, Northside Hospital and Atlanta Perinatal Consultants announce the availability of an affordable, safe and advanced screening test for common fetal trisomies, such as trisomy 21 that causes Down syndrome and trisomy 18 that causes Edwards syndrome. The Harmony Prenatal Test, developed and offered by Ariosa Diagnostics utilizes a novel testing platform to analyze DNA in maternal blood so as to provide more accurate and personalized risk assessments for patients compared to current prenatal screening options. Published data in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Prenatal Diagnosis highlight the enhanced performance for trisomy 21 and 18 detection. The test is available to women of at least …
A fundraiser aims to help an Alpharetta family fighting double trouble of Down Syndrome and leukemia.
Jacob Moore's list for Santa was short and modest: some books and videos. Oh, and to be able to be home for the holiday and not in the hospital. Born with Down Syndrome, 12-year-old Jacob has always spent a lot of time with doctors and therapists. But late in 2010 he was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, doctor and hospital visits are even more frequent. Jacob's cancer has "put us in a whole other world," his mother, Heidi, said. Because of the chemotherapy, follow-ups, side effects and other medical issues, the family practically has two households: one at the hospital, one at home in Alpharetta. That "other world" is also one of financial strain–not just things that insurance doesn't pay for, but loss of income to care for him and …