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Construction of a family pedigree in genetic counseling before amniocentesis.
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PMID:  2376858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The construction of a family pedigree consumes an average of 15-20 minutes during a typical preamniocentesis counseling session. The records of 1,131 patients were reviewed to determine whether development of a pedigree before amniocentesis reveals conditions other than those for which the patient was referred often enough to justify the time spent in the process. The patients were referred for a variety of reasons, with increased maternal age the most common. A positive finding in the pedigree was any condition other than that for which the patient was referred and that required additional comments or testing. It was found that 72.15% of the pedigrees contained at least one other positive finding. Thus, construction of a pedigree before genetic amniocentesis is a valuable objective since it reveals, in the majority of cases, additional factors that may influence the current or future pregnancies or may provide information for other family members.
A Langer; E Kudart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-05     Completed Date:  1990-09-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH 44710.
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MeSH Terms
Genetic Counseling*
Medical History Taking
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*

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