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Genetic Test Reveals More About Potential Birth Defects Than Conventional Methods
2012-12-06 11:43:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods. The clinical trials showed that 6 percent of certain fetuses declared normal by conventional prenatal tests were found to have genetic abnormalities using...

2012-02-10 00:07:51

While both tests look for the same thing, chromosomal microarray finds more, says New York-Presbyterian/Columbia researcher who led nationwide study A nationwide, federally funded study has found that testing a developing fetus' DNA through chromosomal microarray (CMA) provides more information about potential disorders than does the standard method of prenatal testing, which is to visually examine the chromosomes (karyotyping). The results of the 4,000-plus-participant clinical study are...

2011-08-15 06:38:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As a noninvasive method of determining the sex of a fetus, tests using cell-free fetal DNA obtained from the mother's blood after 7 weeks gestation performed well, while urine-based tests appear to be unreliable, according to this study. Noninvasive prenatal determination of fetal sex could provide an important alternative to invasive cytogenetic determination, which is currently the gold standard for determining sex and single-gene disorders. Amniocentesis has small but...

2011-08-10 09:50:00

While some parents choose to wait to find out their their baby's sex, others are keen to know as soon as possible. Now, a team from the Tufts University School of Medicine have found a simple blood test that can provide early and accurate results, according to various media reports. Testing for small pieces of the male sex chromosome in the mother's blood reveals if a mother is carrying a baby boy as early as seven weeks into the pregnancy. Researchers also said the test may be particularly...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., (Verinata) a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the publication of study results using its proprietary prenatal test to accurately identify multiple fetal chromosomal abnormalities from maternal blood. All trisomy 21 and trisomy 18 test samples were classified correctly. The publication, entitled 'Optimal Detection of Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities Using Massively Parallel...

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