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Noninvasive Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy: A New Maternal Plasma Marker

2014-08-27 03:19:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to collect samples for the purpose of developing a prenatal aneuploid test using circulating cell free fetal (ccff) nucleic acid from blood samples from pregnant women who have a high-risk pregnancy undergoing invasive prenatal diagnosis by chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and/or genetic amniocentesis. The results of the ccff aneuploid test will be compared to the chromosomal analysis obtained via CVS or amniocentesis.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Pregnancy

Location

Drs. Straughn & Wingard, PC
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35209

Status

Recruiting

Source

Sequenom, Inc.

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:32-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Proteins produced by organs of the mother or the PLACENTA during PREGNANCY. These proteins may be pregnancy-specific (present only during pregnancy) or pregnancy-associated (present during pregnancy or under other conditions such as hormone therapy or certain malignancies.)

The state of PREGNANCY in women with DIABETES MELLITUS. This does not include either symptomatic diabetes or GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE induced by pregnancy (DIABETES, GESTATIONAL) which resolves at the end of pregnancy.

Unintended accidental pregnancy, including pregnancy resulting from failed contraceptive measures.

Pregnancy in which the mother and/or FETUS are at greater than normal risk of MORBIDITY or MORTALITY. Causes include inadequate PRENATAL CARE, previous obstetrical history (ABORTION, SPONTANEOUS), pre-existing maternal disease, pregnancy-induced disease (GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION), and MULTIPLE PREGNANCY, as well as advanced maternal age above 35.

MULTIPLE PREGNANCY with EMBRYO IMPLANTATION occuring at different locations, involving both an intrauterine site and an extrauterine (ECTOPIC PREGNANCY) site.

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