Rapid molecular tests for pre-natal diagnosis of chromosome abnormalities

Gill Grimshaw, Fred Sutton, Ala Szczepura, Maj Hulten, Norman Nevin, Seema Dhanjal, Fiona MacDonald

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As part of health technology assessment of rapid molecular tests, the health status changes and anxieties experienced by patients during the process of amniocentesis and waiting for results were explored. Patients were offered both a rapid test and karyotyping, both giving information on Trisotomies 21, 18 and 13 and sex-related abnormalities. Health status for the intervention group showed a loss of health status persisting through to the karyotyping result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A210
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 9th Congress of World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 May 200010 May 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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