Circulating cell-free fetal DNA in maternal serum appears to originate from cyto- and syncytio-trophoblastic cells. Case report.

Circulating cell-free fetal DNA in maternal serum offers an early and non-invasive method for prenatal diagnosis, but the origin of this DNA is still unknown. We report the absence of the SRY gene in maternal serum of a pregnant woman despite male genitalia at ultrasound. The karyotype was 45,X after direct trophoblast analysis and 45,X/46,Xidic(Yp) after… (More)