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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MedGenome will utilise this capital to expand the clinical genomic testing market by penetrating all the Tier II and Tier III cities and democratise the critical genetic tests like noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPT) and newborn genetic testing.
Massachusetts, US-based prenatal screening tests, diagnostic tests, and medicines company PerkinElmer, Inc.
The newly established Steering Committee will focus on disease-based and prenatal screening, disease management, capacity building and education.
1) Now, we revisit the status of prenatal screening for chromosome abnormalities and the continued advancements in this area.
However, index families may be asked for prenatal screening and advised accordingly.
Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s," reported CBS, "the vast majority of women--close to 100 percent--who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy"--"terminated" being a euphemism for killing by abortion.
The Welsh Government has confirmed that non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) will be introduced within the prenatal screening programme in Wales.
QHerit may be ordered by physicians as a component in the spectrum of testing, including pregnancy confirmatory testing, a general health screening panel, non-invasive prenatal screening, and maternal serum screening, that supports healthy pregnancies.
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Prenatal screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can prevent adverse perinatal outcomes.
Your baby's chance of having Down syndrome or another chromosomal disorder begins to rise significantly starting in your mid-30s, so your doctor may recommend prenatal screening.
Unlike the development of amniocentesis in the 1970s, which was built on partnerships between federal health agencies and academic medical centers, non-invasive prenatal screening entered the clinical domain as a commercial product, marketed by a small number of rivaling biotech companies.