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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However, it believes that there is also a substantial market available in non-invasive fetal diagnostics, harvesting fetal cells from the pregnant mother and analyzing for Down's Syndrome and many other chromosomal and genetic conditions through a simple blood test.
The history of the study of length effects in noninvasive fetal diagnostics remains a cautionary tale.
Sequenom's announced success in developing a Down Syndrome test in late 2008 was the principal factor in Xenomics' decision to exclusively license its core Transrenal DNA and RNA technology in the area of fetal diagnostics to Sequenom.