prenatal diagnosis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
Pränataldiagnostik
References in periodicals archive ?
Postnatal transplantation will be evaluated in cases where prenatal diagnosis was not made.
SUKKUR -- Medical experts have advised mandatory screening of couples to identify thalassemia carriers followed by genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis so as to reduce number of children born with the ailment.
Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis refers to screening test recommended for the detection of certain specific chromosomal aneuploidies from maternal blood sample.
Prenatal diagnosis of two de novo 4q35-qter deletions characterized by array-CGH.
The nature of the fetal abnormality may influence the decision to proceed even when the viral load is not suppressed--if the abnormality is severe and will be associated with significant morbidity, exposing the fetus to a very small risk of HIV transmission at amniocentesis is outweighed by the benefit of a prenatal diagnosis.
Prenatal diagnosis gives parents and medical professionals a chance to manage high-risk pregnancies and provides advanced warning of any possible birth complications, which increases the chances of having a healthy baby.
It is peculiar that a site dedicated to countering misinformation would criticize and make false attacks against a law whose very purpose is to ensure that women are fully and factually informed with accurate information regarding the outcomes of a prenatal diagnosis, should that diagnosis reveal the child has Down syndrome.
Mark Hughes devoted a 2007 article to preimplantation genetic diagnosis; a 2008 Master Class on prenatal diagnosis using array-comparative genome hybridization was authored by Dr.
Other contributions discuss marsupial pathway, androgen insensitivity syndrome, the persistant Mullerian duct syndrome, apparent mineralocorticoid excess, animal models of adrenal genetic disorders, geographical endocrinology, and prenatal diagnosis.
We offer genetic counselling which gives couples a prognoA[degrees] sis for future preA[degrees]gnancy, familial chroA[degrees] mosomal studies, counselling and approA[degrees]priate prenatal diagnosis in future pregnancies.
For decades, conventional chromosome analysis using G-banded karyotyping has been the gold standard for detecting cytogenetic abnormalities in fetuses for prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy loss.
Kan's laboratory in the United States and had created a new method for the identification of mutations in the beta-globin gene with usage for prenatal diagnosis (1).