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Maternal serum CA 19-9 and CA 15-3 levels in pregnancies affected by trisomy 21.
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PMID:  22752937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the levels of tumour markers CA 19-9 and CA 15-3 in the first trimester maternal serum of euploid control and trisomy 21 pregnancies.
METHODS: Maternal serum marker levels of 69 trisomy 21 and 388 euploid controls were quantified by the Kryptor analyser, and levels were compared between the two groups after analysis for confounding factors. Monte Carlo simulation was carried out to determine the effect of adding potential markers to the combined test.
RESULTS: Neither marker was affected by gestational age; however, CA 19-9 required correction for maternal weight. CA 19-9 was significantly increased in trisomy 21 pregnancies (0.98 MoM in euploid, 1.16 MoM in trisomy 21, p = 0.024). Levels of CA 15-3 were not found to differ significantly (1.03 MoM in euploid, 1.09 in trisomy 21, p = 0.130). Detection rates were unaffected by addition of CA 19-9 to the combined test.
CONCLUSION: Although a small significant increase in CA 19-9 levels was found in trisomy 21 group, it is unlikely to be of any use as part of a trisomy 21 screening tool. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
F Akinlade; N J Cowans; M C Kisanga; K Spencer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  644-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Prenatal Screening Unit, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, Essex, UK.
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