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Antenatal screening - the first and second trimester.
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PMID:  22003480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Antenatal screening is performed in the first or second trimester to determine whether a pregnant woman's baby has an increased risk of having Down syndrome (a chromosomal abnormality affecting one in 500 pregnancies), Edward syndrome (one in 3000) or open neural tube defects (one in 750). First trimester screening combines results from a blood test with a nuchal translucency and nasal bone obstetric scan during the first trimester of pregnancy. Second trimester screening requires only a blood test. The screening approach varies across Australia; this article primarily describes the Victorian protocol.
Authors:
Leonard Bonacquisto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  785-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
BSc(Hons), GradDipCompSci, is Head, Maternal Serum Screening Laboratory, VCGS Pathology, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville, Victoria.
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