Analysis of fetal blood cells in the maternal circulation: challenges, ongoing efforts, and potential solutions.

@article{Guetta2004AnalysisOF,
  title={Analysis of fetal blood cells in the maternal circulation: challenges, ongoing efforts, and potential solutions.},
  author={Esther Guetta and Michal J. Simchen and Keren Mammon-Daviko and Daphna Gordon and Ayala Aviram-Goldring and Nurit Rauchbach and Gad Barkai},
  journal={Stem cells and development},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={93-9}
}
The invasive procedures amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are routinely applied in pregnancies at risk for fetal abnormalities and the results obtained are the gold standard for prenatal diagnosis. Because these methods of fetal cell procurement involve a 0.5-2% risk for fetal loss, they are recommended mainly in cases at high risk for fetal… CONTINUE READING