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What is the difference between Prenatal Diagnosis Techniques and Prenatal Detection Techniques

Maite Solé
June 21, 2007 06:39PM
Quite easy! As their name indicate prenatal diagnostic techniques allow us to identify fetal anomalies of a diverse nature: chromosomal aberrations, biochemical alterations, malformations, etc. whereas prenatal detection techniques allow us to suspect a possible foetal anomaly; in other words:

A detection or screening technique for a given condition is a test that, based on the results, enables us to easily classify patients who have undergone the test into at least two groups: a group at high risk of developing the condition and a group at low risk.

In contrast with diagnostic methods, detection techniques..............................


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Maite Solé 929 June 21, 2007 06:39PM