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Non-invasive prenatal screening of fetal sex chromosomal abnormalities- perspective of pregnant women.
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PMID:  22839575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective: To study whether pregnant women would like to be informed if sex chromosomal abnormalities (SCA) were suspected with the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of fetal Down syndrome (The NIFTY) test. Methods: 201 patients carried a singleton pregnancy requesting the NIFTY test were invited to give their preferences if there was suspicion of SCA by the NIFTY test. Results: Over 93.5% were ethnic Chinese, with a mean age of 36. Prior Down screening was positive in 66 (32.8%). Over 50% subjects considered SCA to be better in terms of disability compared to Down syndrome, and only 5.2% considered SCA to be worse. Yet, the majority (198, 98.5%) indicated that they wanted to be informed if there was suspicion of SCA. Of whom 34.8% would have an amniocentesis for confirmation, while 57.1% were not certain, indicating the possibility of accepting these conditions. Conclusion: Besides screening Down syndrome by NIFTY, most pregnant women would also like to be informed if there was suspicion of SCA. Those screened positive should be counseled by those with experience in genetics to avoid unnecessary pregnancy termination.
Authors:
Tze Kin Lau; Mei Ki Chan; Pui Shan Salome Lo; Hon Yee Connie Chan; Wai Sze Kim Chan; Tik Yee Koo; Hoi Yan Joyce Ng; Ritsuko K Pooh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Fetal Medicine Centre, Paramount Clinic, Hong Kong.
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