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Integration of noninvasive prenatal prediction of fetal blood group into clinical prenatal care.
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PMID:  24431264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Incompatibility of red blood cell blood group antigens between a pregnant woman and her fetus can cause maternal immunization and, consequently, hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Noninvasive prenatal testing of cell-free fetal DNA can be used to assess the risk of HDFN to fetuses of immunized women. Prediction of the fetal RhD type has been very successful and is now integrated into clinical practice to assist in the management of the pregnancies of RhD immunized women. In addition, noninvasive prediction of the fetal RhD type can be applied to guide targeted antenatal prophylaxis, thus avoiding unnecessary exposure to anti-D in pregnant women. The analytical aspect of noninvasive fetal RHD typing is very robust and accurate, and its routine utilization has demonstrated high sensitivities for fetal RHD detection. A high compliance with administering anti-D is essential for obtaining a clinical effect. Noninvasive fetal typing of RHC/c, RHE/e, and KEL may become more widely used in the future. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Frederik Banch Clausen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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