Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy

@article{2016PracticeBN,
  title={Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy},
  author={},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={127},
  pages={e123–e137}
}
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Prenatal genetic screening is designed to assess whether a patient is at increased risk of having a fetus affected by a genetic disorder. In contrast, prenatal genetic diagnostic testing is intended to determine, with as much certainty as possible, whether a specific genetic disorder or condition is present in the fetus. The purpose of prenatal screening for aneuploidy is to provide an assessment of the woman’s risk of carrying a fetus with one of the more common fetal aneuploidies. This is in… Expand
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