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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blood sciences - antenatal screening, Clinical biochemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Newborn spot screening and toxicology,
Frequent follow-up, assessment of blood pressure, and the search for proteinuria form the cornerstone of antenatal screening of all pregnant women for PIH and her fetus which can prevent maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity.
Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein measurement in antenatal screening for anencephaly and spina bifida in early pregnancy.
The role of religion in decision-making on antenatal screening of congenital anomalies: A qualitative study amongst Muslim Turkish origin immigrants.
Our antenatal screening programme plays an important role in this.
Public Health Minister Rebecca Evans has confirmed the Welsh Government has agreed to the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) within the antenatal screening programme in Wales.
Evaluation of universal antenatal screening for group B Streptococcus.
It is an important part of antenatal screening to identify women whose pregnancies are at risk of complications to reduce adverse outcome3.
Ultrasonography is being used as a routine investigation for antenatal screening in this institution by using real time ultrasound.
Antenatal screening for hepatitis B and C virus carrier state at a university hospital.
Universal early antenatal screening for diabetes should be strongly considered as the obesity epidemic increases, in order to reduce the perinatal risk that undiagnosed diabetes has on the pregnancy.