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A review of evidence on non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) : tests for fetal RHD genotype

By Karoline Freeman, Leeza Osipenko, Diane Clay, Julia Hyde, Ala Szczepura and HASH(0x55bfd7991fc8)


This report concentrates on three main areas.\ud First and foremost, we set the background context for RhD NIPD in prenatal care. While the methodology chapter describes how the literature review was carried out and how additional information was collected, the second chapter provides an overview of the key issues associated with pregnancy of RhD negative women. We present background information based on publications from 1997 to 2006 which describe the genetic condition and its prevalence (RhD negativity) in populations, as well as the frequency of cases of sensitisation and HDN (haemolytic disease of the newborn). We also discuss current service provision for RhD negative women in a number of European countries and look at how the NIPD test might be set within current service contexts

Topics: RJ
Publisher: University of Warwick
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:129

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