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Prenat Diagn. 1996 Aug;16(8):713-7.

Triple marker screening in native Japanese women.

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Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.


Prenatal screening using the maternal serum markers alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin, and unconjugated oestriol was investigated in a native Japanese population. Comparison with a Caucasian U.S. population revealed differences which led to modification of the generally used equations for risk calculations. Prenatal screening was shown to be clinically useful.

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