Prenatal sex diagnosis: testosterone and FSH levels in mid-trimester amniotic fluids.

@article{Abeliovich1984PrenatalSD,
  title={Prenatal sex diagnosis: testosterone and FSH levels in mid-trimester amniotic fluids.},
  author={Dvorah Abeliovich and Joseph R Leiberman and I Teuerstein and Joseph Levy},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  year={1984},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={347-53}
}
We studied the validity of mid-trimester amniotic fluid testosterone and FSH in the diagnosis of fetal sex in abnormal fetuses and in twins. It was found that the testosterone/FSH ratio, but not the level of the individual hormones, was an excellent criterion for fetal sex diagnosis. In a control group of 32 female and 34 male fetuses, the testosterone/FSH ratio was diagnostic. In two cases the values were indeterminate and fetal sex could not be predicted, but there were no false diagnoses… CONTINUE READING
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