In addition to a determination of fetal viability and gestational age, nuchal translucency measurement
, and a check of basic anatomy, this early exam offers a great opportunity to screen for CHDs--the most common congenital anomaly, with an incidence of about 4-13 per 1,000 live births.
Detection of fetal chromosomal anomalies: does nuchal translucency measurement
have added value in the era of non-invasive prenatal testing?
Extremely large nuchal translucency measurement
predicts adverse pregnancy outcome.
Also, NTD's first trimester non-invasive prenatal screening test for Down Syndrome is the only high sensitivity screen that uses the free Beta hCG biomarker, along with PAPP-A and Nuchal Translucency measurement
, in assessing risk for Down syndrome.
Standard aneuploidy screening included assays of first- or second-trimester serum biomarkers with or without fetal nuchal translucency measurement
Ductus venosus studies in fetuses at high risk for chromosomal or heart abnormalities: relationship with nuchal translucency measurement
and fetal outcome.
The examination was carried out by 4 doctors trained and certified in nuchal translucency measurement
. All fetuses were initially scanned transabdominally and transvaginal scans were performed if required to complete anatomic screening.
Screening for Down's syndrome by fetal nuchal translucency measurement
in a general obstetric population.
The First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk (FASTER) trial involved about 38,000 pregnant women at 15 centers who underwent combined first-trimester screening with nuchal translucency measurement
and serum testing for the biochemical markers pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and free [beta]-HCG.
NEW ORLEANS -- First-trimester aneuploid screening using maternal age, biochemistry, and nuchal translucency measurement
is "possible, accurate, and reliable," and should be more widely adopted, Dr.
Ductus venosus studies in foetuses at high risk for chromosomal or heart abnormalities: relationship with nuchal translucency measurement
and foetal outcome.
First-trimester nuchal translucency measurement
and echocardiography at 16 to 18 weeks of gestation in prenatal detection for trisomy 18.