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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According to a recent market research report released by Transparency Market Research, the global non-invasive prenatal testing market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 17.
A research team led by Lingqian Wu, PhD, has developed a new non-invasive prenatal testing method named circulating single-molecule amplification and resequencing technology (cSMART).
Contract notice: The Procurement of a solution for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for the detection of aneuploidy.
Pregnant women who used an interactive computer program to help them decide whether to undergo prenatal testing were 55% less likely to choose invasive testing than women who received standard prenatal care, even when they were offered free testing, researchers reported.
Debates over prenatal testing, disability, and public education are
8220;Under the health care reform law, preventive care regulations require no-cost prenatal testing for genetic and developmental conditions,” explained Mark Leach, President of Down Syndrome of Louisville, whose daughter has the genetic condition that causes developmental delay.
Washington, Feb 10 ( ANI ): Testing a developing foetus' DNA through chromosomal microarray (CMA) provides more information about potential disorders than the standard method of prenatal testing, which is to visually examine the chromosomes (karyotyping), according to a new study.
However, Simpson notes that several challenges must be overcome before harvesting cells from the mucus plug is practical for prenatal testing.
Genetic tests fall within three broad categories; predictive gene testing, carrier testing, and prenatal testing (Glannon, 1998; Larson, 2002).
During in-home interviews with specially trained researchers, they provided information about their demographic and socioeconomic characteristics; reproductive histories; and attitudes related to pregnancy, prenatal testing, the health care system and abortion.
Bauer's daughter Margaret, who has Down syndrome, "represents a group whose ranks are shrinking because of the wide availability of prenatal testing and abortion," she continues.
The decision guides help parents-to-be make informed choices about prenatal testing, pain relief for childbirth and other topics.