Published: 2015-07-05

Changes in and Efficacies of Indications for Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis of Cytogenomic Abnormalities: 13 Years of Experience in a Single Center

Jinlai Meng, Chelsea Matarese, Julianna Crivello, Katherine Wilcox, Dongmei Wang, Autumn DiAdamo, Fang Xu, Peining Li

(Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA)

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:1942-1948

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.893870

BACKGROUND: Because the future application of cell-free fetal DNA screening is expected to dramatically improve the diagnostic yield and reduce unnecessary invasive procedures, it is time to summarize the indications of invasive prenatal diagnosis. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the changes and efficacies of indications of invasive procedures for detecting cytogenomic abnormalities from 2000 to 2012.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: From our regional obstetric unit, 7818 invasive procedures were referred by indications of advance maternal age (AMA), abnormal ultrasound findings (aUS), abnormal maternal serum screening (aMSS), and family history (FH). Chromosome, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analyses were performed on chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniotic fluid (AF) specimens at the Yale Cytogenetics Laboratory. The abnormal findings from single or combined indications were compared to evaluate the diagnostic yield.
RESULTS: The annual caseload declined by 57.2% but the diagnostic yield increased from 7.2% to 13.4%. Chromosomal and genomic abnormalities were detected in 752 cases (9.6%, 752/7818) and 12 cases (4%, 12/303), respectively. Significantly decreased AMA referrals and increased aUS and aMSS referrals were noted. The top 3 indications by diagnostic yield were AMA/aUS (51.4% for CVS, 24.2% for AF), aUS (34.7% for CVS, 14.5% for AF), and AMA/aMSS (17.8% for CVS, 9.9% for AF).
CONCLUSIONS: Over a period of 13 years, the indication of aMSS and aUS were increasing while AMA was decreasing for prenatal diagnosis... read more

Keywords: Comparative genomic hybridization, Genetic Counseling, Prenatal Diagnosis, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive

Published: 2015-07-04

Comparison of T1ρ and T2* Relaxation Mapping in Patients with Different Grades of Disc Degeneration at 3...

Xinjuan Zhang, Li Yang, Fei Gao, Zhenguo Yuan, Xiangtao Lin, Bin Yao, Weibo Chen, Queenie Chan, Guangbin Wang

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:1934-1941

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.894406

Published: 2015-07-03

RECK Gene Polymorphism is Associated with Susceptibility and Prognosis of Wilms’ Tumor in Chinese Child...

Yang Yu, Yuanjun Hu, Kaisheng Li, Zhihong Chen, Hongmei Zhang, Lei Zhang

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:1928-1933

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.893606