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Clinical application of midtrimester non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping and identification of RHD variants in a mixed-ethnic population.
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PMID:  23280558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the suitability of non-invasive prenatal RHD genotyping in non-immunized midtrimester pregnant women from a mixed ethnic population, to prevent unnecessary anti-D immunoglobulin prophylaxis and to identify RHD variants METHODS: Rhesus D-negative pregnant women were offered fetal RHD genotyping at 24 gestational weeks. A total of 284 samples were tested for RHD status using multiplex rt-PCR amplification of exons 5 and 7 of the RHD gene and exons 6 and 10 in selected cases. Women carrying RHD-negative fetuses were counseled about their option to avoid routine antenatal anti-D immunoglobulin administration. Diagnostic accuracy of RHD genotyping was compared with postnatal Rhesus D serotyping. RESULTS: A total of 184 positives (65%), 91 negatives (32%) and 7 cases (2.5%) compatibles with RHD variants were detected by RHD genotyping. No false negative results were found, and a single false positive was observed in a twin pregnancy. Genotyping was accepted when offered by 94% of women (284/302), and anti-D immunoglobulin was avoided in 95% (90/95) of RHD-negative fetuses. CONCLUSIONS: Non-invasive routine antenatal RHD genotyping at 24 weeks of pregnancy is a highly accurate method, resulting in the avoidance of 95% of unnecessary administrations of anti-D immunoglobulin, with no false negative results. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
M Grande; E Ordoñez; V Cirigliano; J Cid; E Grau; A Pericot; I Teixido; J L Marin; A Borrell
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Institute Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
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