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Adding ADAM12 in risk calculation program does not improve the detection rate of trisomies 18 and 13 in first trimester screening.
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PMID:  22309076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To investigate first trimester levels of ADAM12 in trisomy 18 and 13 pregnancies and whether incorporating ADAM12 in the LifeCycle™ risk calculation program of trisomy 18 and trisomy 13 screenings can improve the detection rates of trisomies 18 and 13. Methods: ADAM12 was incorporated in the LifeCycle™ risk calculation program. A specific algorithm with cut-off of 1:200 for screening of trisomies 18 and 13 was employed. Detection rates for trisomies 18 and 13 were calculated. Results: There was a significant difference in ADAM12 levels between trisomy 18 pregnancies and controls during the gestation weeks 9 + 0 - 10 + 6, but not thereafter. In trisomy 13 pregnancies there was no difference in weeks 9 + 0 - 10 + 6, but there was in 11 + 0 - 12 + 6. The specific algorithms for trisomies 18 and 13 combined with algorithm for trisomy 21 yielded detection rates of 73.7% and 66.7%, respectively. The combined false positive rate was 4.6%. Adding ADAM12, the detection rate for trisomy 18 was the same, at 73.7% and for trisomy 13, at 66.7%. Conclusion: ADAM12 did not improve the detection rate.
Yrtti Valinen; Jaana Marttala; Maarit Sahravand; Ilkka Jarvela; Timppa Honkasalo; Paivi Laitinen; Markku Ryynanen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oulu University Hospital , Finland.
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