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Interpretation of false positive results of biochemical prenatal tests

Piotr Sieroszewski, Katarzyna Słowakiewicz, Małgorzata Perenc
Ginekol Pol 2010;81(3).

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Abstract

Summary Modern, non-invasive prenatal diagnostics based on biochemical and ultrasonographic markers of fetal defects allows us to calculate the risk of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies with high sensitivity and specificity. An introduction of biochemical, non-invasive prenatal tests turned out to result in frequent false positive results of these tests in cases when invasive diagnostics does not confirm fetal defects. However, prospective analysis of these cases showed numerous complications in the third trimester of the pregnancies.

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Summary Modern, non-invasive prenatal diagnostics based on biochemical and ultrasonographic markers of fetal defects allows us to calculate the risk of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies with high sensitivity and specificity. An introduction of biochemical, non-invasive prenatal tests turned out to result in frequent false positive results of these tests in cases when invasive diagnostics does not confirm fetal defects. However, prospective analysis of these cases showed numerous complications in the third trimester of the pregnancies.
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Keywords

biochemical prenatal test, PIH, IUGR

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Title

Interpretation of false positive results of biochemical prenatal tests

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 81, No 3 (2010)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2010;81(3).

Keywords

biochemical prenatal test
PIH
IUGR

Authors

Piotr Sieroszewski
Katarzyna Słowakiewicz
Małgorzata Perenc

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