Prenatal Screening for Common Aneuploidies Before and After the Introduction of Cell-Free DNA-Based Prenatal Testing

Jun 26, 2019 by in GYNECOLOGY Comments Off on Prenatal Screening for Common Aneuploidies Before and After the Introduction of Cell-Free DNA-Based Prenatal Testing

Abstract The cell-free DNA (cfDNA) based prenatal test, often called the noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) has been developed with a primary focus on prenatal screening for common aneuploidies. In this…

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Decisional Support for Expectant Parents

Jun 26, 2019 by in GYNECOLOGY Comments Off on Decisional Support for Expectant Parents

Abstract This chapter will focus on providing decisional support to expectant parents considering cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal testing (cfDNA NIPT) and then through the decisions that arise from the results…

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Understanding the Basics of NGS in the Context of NIPT

Jun 26, 2019 by in GYNECOLOGY Comments Off on Understanding the Basics of NGS in the Context of NIPT

Abstract The core goal of cell-free DNA-based prenatal testing (at its introduction called “NIPT”) is to provide minimally invasive, clinically accurate, and financially accessible screening for fetal chromosomal aneuploidies in…

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