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maternal blood test during pregnancy

Maite Solé
June 21, 2007 11:34AM
In these tests, a sample of the maternal blood is taken during pregnancy to quantify a series of substances segregated by the foetus or placenta.

This assessment allows us to identify pregnant women who are at risk of having a baby affected with some type of chromosomal condition (trisomy 13, 18, 21 (this latter one is also known as Down´s syndrome or mongolism), Turner's syndrome (45, X), triploidy, etc. Or certain malformations, among these defects of the neural tube such as spina bifida (also known as open dorsal spine) and anencephaly.

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maternal blood test during pregnancy

Maite Solé 1038 June 21, 2007 11:34AM

How is a maternal blood test carried out.

Lorraine Sadler 415 May 06, 2009 01:55PM

Re: How is a maternal blood test carried out.

Heather 395 October 15, 2009 07:14PM

Re: How is a maternal blood test carried out.

Maite Solé 569 October 19, 2009 12:29PM