Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (980, 982, 986)

Micheál Martin

Question:

980. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health the number of children diagnosed with potential trisomy 18 or Edward's syndrome at antenatal screening nationally; when this information gathering was commenced; if it is done in each maternity hospital and fertility clinics; if this information is not collated, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35589/19]

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Micheál Martin

Question:

982. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he has discussed the diagnostic testing required for trisomy 18 in the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35591/19]

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Micheál Martin

Question:

986. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if post-delivery diagnostic confirmation is optimal practice to confirm prenatal tests and diagnostic accuracy of trisomy 18 and other fatal foetal abnormalities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35595/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 980, 982 and 986 together.

As the queries raised by the Deputy relate to service issues, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.