Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (983, 984, 985)

Micheál Martin

Question:

983. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he will report on prenatal fetomaternal testing policy incorporating the use of cytogenetic screening and testing technology; the way in which it developed in maternity hospitals and clinics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35592/19]

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Micheál Martin

Question:

984. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he is considering the use of tests to confirm the accuracy of cytogenetic assays and results being confirmed post-delivery by definitive testing of foetus, child and placenta in circumstances in which it is appropriate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35593/19]

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Micheál Martin

Question:

985. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he has received requests from the clinicians in the maternity hospitals or clinic laboratories or others to improve the cryogenic services for maternity cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35594/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 983 to 985, inclusive, together.

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

Question No. 986 answered with Question No. 980.