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Prenatal diagnosis and genetic screening--integration into prenatal care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18760229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the last 3 decades, perinatal medicine has made tremendous advances in scientific knowledge and in the successful application of this knowledge toward understanding the fetal aspects of pregnancy. Evaluation of the health of the fetus and screening for birth defects has become an important part of prenatal care. This article provides an overview of birth defects and the various screening methods for diagnosing birth defects before birth. It also discusses the role of preconception genetic screening.
Valerie J Rappaport
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-01     Completed Date:  2008-12-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-58, ix     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dept of Ob/Gyn, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Genetic Testing*
Preconception Care
Prenatal Care*
Prenatal Diagnosis*

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