What is prenatal screening and why to do it?

Lorene A. Temming, George A. Macones

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Patients and providers are faced with a wide array of choices to screen for structural abnormalities, aneuploidy, and genetic diseases in the prenatal period. It is important to consider the features of the diseases being screened for, the characteristics of the screening tests used, and the population being screened when evaluating prenatal screening techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016


  • Aneuploidy screening
  • Genetic screening
  • Prenatal screening

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