prenatal test

prenatal test

Obstetrics Any lab test or assay used to detect genetic and/or congenital fetal anomalies that would compromise the infant's well-being and quality of life to such a degree that the parents might prefer an abortion Examples α-fetoprotein levels in mother's serum or amniotic fluid, chromosome analysis, ultrasonography, chorionic villus biopsy–8th-10th gestational wks, risk of spontaneous abortion/miscarriage–1.0-1.5%, amniocentesis–16th gestational wk, risk of spontaneous abortion/miscarriage– 0.5%, fetoscopy, embryoscopy Diseases detected α1-antitrypsin activity, thalassemias, defects of sex and autosomal chromosomes, eg, trisomies, deletions, mosaicisms, fragile X syndrome, hemophilia, neural tube defects–anencephaly, spina bifida, polycystic kidney disease, Tay-Sachs disease. See Embroscopy, Fetoscopy. Cf Wrongful birth.
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M2 PHARMA-November 14, 2013-Ariosa performs Harmony Prenatal Test in 40,000 pregnant women in Q3 2013(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
NASDAQ:SQNM) today announced the New York State approval of the first noninvasive prenatal test based on Sequenom's SEQureDx[TM] Technology for Cell Free Fetal Nucleic Acid assessment.
1 November 2013 - US genetic variation and function analysis company Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN) said Friday its unit Verinata Health will offer the verifi prenatal test through the US state of California's Prenatal Screening Program.
M2 PHARMA-February 1, 2018-Natera Presents Non-Invasive Twin Pregnancy Prenatal Test at SMFM Meeting
With the PrenaTest, Europe's first non-invasive prenatal test for the determination of the most common chromosomal disorders in unborn children, launched in 2012, LifeCodexx has been changing prenatal diagnostics considerably.
Rika Tanaka, 35, chose not to take a prenatal test as she wanted to cherish a life whatever disabilities her baby might be born with and whatever difficulties these could bring.
Verinata was founded with a mission to improve maternal and fetal health via the development of the verifi[R] prenatal test, a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) for high-risk pregnancies.
Rather than attempting to restrict a woman's right to decide to have what some call a eugenic abortion, the law is designed to correct and supplement her understanding of the clinical implications of prenatal test results, as well as her knowledge of what life is like for children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 10, 2017-Illumina to launch VeriSeq, a non-invasive prenatal test, in the European market
M2 PHARMA-April 10, 2017-Illumina to launch VeriSeq, a non-invasive prenatal test, in the European market
Currently, four NIPT screening products are available commercially in the United States: MaterniT21 Plus (Sequenom, San Diego, California); Verifi (Illumina, San Diego, California); Harmony Prenatal Test (Ariosa Diagnostics, San Jose, California); and Panorama Prenatal Test (Natera, San Carlos, California).
today announced a strategic agreement for expanding access to Verinata's verifi([R])test, the most comprehensive non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) currently available for high-risk pregnancies.