prenatal diagnosis

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any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality

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First and second trimester antenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the results of the Serum, Urine and Ultrasound Screening Study (SURUSS) Health Technol Assess 2003;7: 1-77.
There are differing feminist perspectives on antenatal screening for foetal abnormalities.
The standard of practice for PMTCT during the study period was defined by Brazilian national PMTCT guidelines (9) and included universal antenatal screening for HIV, antiretroviral prophylaxis for both mothers and newborns, and provision of free formula to avoid exposure through breast milk.
Prenatal diagnosis is therefore offered to all pregnant women if they have positive antenatal screening results.
Maternal serum-alpha-fetoprotein measurement in antenatal screening for anencephaly and spina bifida in early pregnancy.
Increased action to implement contact investigation to detect and manage TB in children; advocacy for research on new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for childhood TB; improved recording and reporting of data on childhood TB; scaling up of capacity building of health workers to detect and manage children with TB antenatal screening for TB - detect, treat or prevent TB in mothers, are some of the urgent steps we must take, said Dr Surya Kant who is also the Professor and Head of Pulmonary Medicine Department, King George's Medical University (KGMU).
Policy message: Although the screening of HCV is not recommended internationally but the rate of HCV infection is on increase in Pakistan so there is a need of proper screening of HCV along with routine antenatal screening.
The NHS now covers everything from antenatal screening to end-of-life care and deals with more than a million patients every 36 hours.
In the UK, health professionals are required to offer screening in a non-directive way to enable pregnant women and partners to make antenatal screening choices independently.
It causes high blood sugar levels, which are picked up during routine antenatal screening, usually in the second trimester.
Antenatal screening programs is common in the Mediterranean populations.
A separate process is currently being concluded for 100 women who were tested as part of the antenatal screening programme during the same time period of April 2010 to June 2011.
Permalloo (2006) describes the antenatal screening needs of women from ethnic minority groups and emphasises the importance of providing clear, concise information and avoiding assumptions based on cultural or ethnic background.