Economic evaluation of prenatal diagnosis for chromosomal abnormalities

17 May 2005

Current practice in prenatal diagnosis in many developed countries is to offer invasive diagnostic testing procedures (chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis) to pregnant women considered to have a high risk of carrying a foetus with chromosomal abnormalities. The most prevalent such abnormalities that can result in the birth of live affected children are trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edward

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