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Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) tests carry with them their own dilemmas, writes Áilín Quinlan

WITHOUT warning, a young footballer collapses on a pitch and is rushed to hospital only to be pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

It’s diagnosed as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome which, following a string of highly publicised cases in recent years, has left the families of victims traumatised — and sparked deep public concern.

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