First‐Trimester Sonographic Screening for Down Syndrome

@article{Malone2003FirstTrimesterSS,
  title={First‐Trimester Sonographic Screening for Down Syndrome},
  author={F. Malone and M. D'Alton},
  journal={Obstetrics & Gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={102},
  pages={1066–1079}
}
  • F. Malone, M. D'Alton
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Screening for Down syndrome is an important part of routine antenatal care. The most common screening method in the United States involves the assessment of a combination of factors: maternal age, multiple second-trimester serum markers, and second-trimester ultrasonography (as a so-called “genetic sonogram”). More recently, however, there has been significant interest in first-trimester methods of screening, including screening for first-trimester serum markers and the sonographic measurement… CONTINUE READING
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