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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2004 Mar;31(1):v, 1-20.

First-trimester screening for aneuploidy.

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Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH16, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

Prenatal screening for aneuploidy in the first trimester using novel ultrasound and maternal serum markers represents a promising improvement over the currently available second-trimester screening methods. This article reviews the current status of first-trimester screening for Down syndrome and other aneuploidies and explores the issues related to implementing first-trimester screening into mainstream prenatal care in the United States.

PMID:
15062444
DOI:
10.1016/S0889-8545(03)00119-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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