Down Syndrome

Jayla Mack and Alexia Mcilwain

What is the cause of the condition if it is a condition?

The cause of down syndrome is a result when one of three types of abnormal cell division involving chromosomes 21 occurs. All three cell division abnormalities result in extra genetic material from chromosomes 21, which is responsible for the characteristic features and development problems of down syndrome.

What test are done?

Various screening tests can help identify whether you have a high risk of carrying a baby with Down syndrome for example blood tests can be done to determine down syndrome.