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Prenat Diagn. 2014 May;34(5):496-9. doi: 10.1002/pd.4338. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Non-invasive risk assessment of fetal sex chromosome aneuploidy through directed analysis and incorporation of fetal fraction.

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Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., San Jose, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the performance of a directed chromosomal analysis approach in the prenatal evaluation of fetal sex chromosome aneuploidy.

METHODS:

We analyzed 432 frozen maternal plasma samples obtained from patients prior to undergoing fetal diagnostic testing. The cohort included women greater than 18 years of age with a singleton pregnancy of greater than 10 weeks gestation. Samples were analyzed using a chromosome-selective approach (DANSR(TM) ) and a risk algorithm that incorporates fetal fraction (FORTE(TM) ).

RESULTS:

The cohort included 34 cases of sex chromosome aneuploidy. The assay correctly identified 26 of 27 (92.6%) cases of Monosomy X, one case of XXX, and all six cases of XXY. There were four false positive cases of sex chromosome aneuploidy among 380 euploid cases for an overall false positive rate of less than 1%.

DISCUSSION:

Analysis of the risk for sex chromosome aneuploidies can be accomplished with a targeted assay with high sensitivity.

PMID:
24510887
DOI:
10.1002/pd.4338
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