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Use of Free Fetal DNA in Prenatal Noninvasive Detection of Fetal RhD Status and Fetal Gender by Molecular Analysis of Maternal Plasma.
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PMID:  21488716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim: This study evaluates the use of cell-free fetal DNA in the plasma of RhD-negative women for noninvasive early detection of fetal RhD status and gender. Method: Ninety RhD-negative pregnant women were enrolled in the study. Amplification by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of RhD gene sequences and SRY gene sequence for the diagnosis of fetal RhD and sex was performed. Results: Among 90 RhD-negative women, according to phenotypic diagnosis, there were 61 RhD-positive and 29 RhD-negative fetuses. Also, 37 were males and 53 were females. In the first trimester, the sensitivity and the diagnostic accuracy of real-time PCR for Rh genotyping were 93.5% and 91.1%, increasing to 100% and 97.78%, respectively, in the second trimester. With regard to fetal sex determination, in the first trimester, PCR results had a sensitivity of 95.2% and a diagnostic accuracy of 97.8%, both increasing to 100% in the second trimester. Conclusion: The use of cell-free fetal DNA in prenatal noninvasive early detection of fetal RhD status and gender by real-time PCR is highly sensitive and accurate as early as the 11th week of gestation for RhD status and the 7th week of gestation for fetal sex.
Mona Sedrak; Doaa Hashad; Hesham Adel; Amal Azzam; Nermeen Elbeltagy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genetic testing and molecular biomarkers     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1945-0257     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494210     Medline TA:  Genet Test Mol Biomarkers     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University , Alexandria, Egypt .
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