Antenatal diagnosis
 

By far the most important use of medical genetics in obstetrics and gynecology would be in antenatal diagnosis of congenital and genetic defects. After the unborn child is diagnosed as having a serious genetic defect, it is left to the parents to decide what to do with the unborn child; whether to abort it or leave it.

The following methods are available for antenatal diagnosis

Antenatal diagnosis or detection of congenital malformations can be made at the following times

Other methods include

Indications for prenatal diagnosis

Southern blot for antenatal diagnosis
Sickle cell disease antenatal diagnosis

 

  

 

 



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