prenatal diagnosis

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Noun1.prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
echography, sonography, ultrasonography, ultrasound - using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
amnio, amniocentesis - (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities
fetoscopy, foetoscopy - prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood
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Contract notice: Prenatal screening tests, hormone analyses and tumor markers for the IMMULITE 2000 XPI apparaturs.
The exploding field of noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) with cell-free fetal DNA analysis is a case in point.
The Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) has launched an educational initiative to promote more clinically appropriate use of noninvasive prenatal screening methods.
The Prenatal Screening Partnering 2010-2015 report provides understanding and access to the prenatal screening partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies.
The recent introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has made it possible to perform prenatal screening of fetuses without the need for invasive procedures.
Over the past few years, new non-invasive prenatal screening tests (NIPS) for genetic conditions have been introduced and heavily marketed with the promise of being safer and more accurate--meaning that more families are learning during pregnancy that their child might have a health issue or disability.
All women should be able to opt for prenatal screening and diagnosis, and for an amniocentesis if required, regardless of their HIV status.
Caption: SPINA BIFIDA While scientists are still working to pin the genes responsible, prenatal screening tes look for a certain prot indicating a high risk.
com)-- On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released their policy statement on non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) (http://www.
Non-invasive prenatal screening during pregnancies is available for parents and it is strongly recommended by experts.
that informed-consent practices for prenatal screening tend to be
Doctors have done prenatal screening for decades, but previous methods involved inserting a needle into the mother's uterus to sample tissue directly from the fetus.