Welcome to BINOCAR
Who are we?
We are a group of regional and disease-specific registers collecting information about congenital anomalies occurring in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
This website provides information for health professionals, parents and other members of the public, in partnership with EUROCAT.
What is a congenital anomaly?
A congenital anomaly is defined as any defect present at delivery, probably originating before birth, and includes structural, chromosomal, genetic and biochemical defects and malformations.
BINOCAR Training Day
1 November 2013
A simple blood test during pregnancy which can detect Down's syndrome in the developing fetus is to be trialled by the NHS. It could significantly reduce the number of women needed invasive testing, which can cause miscarriage. Click on the title above for the link to the full BBC news story.