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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007;50(6):831-849.
Published online June 1, 2007.
Prenatal genetic diagnosis and counselling: principles and clinical applications.
Soo Young Oh, Ji Eun Lee, Chang Seok Ki, Jong Hwa Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jh369.kim@samsung.com
2Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The rapid development of molecular genetic test makes it possible to screen and to diagnosis thousands of genetic diseases. Accordingly, the needs for prenatal genetic diagnosis for non-chromosomal genetic diseases are increasing. Prenatal genetic diagnosis and appropriate counselling is an important part of the overall scheme of prenatal care. Therefore, we are going to review the general principles of prenatal diagnosis and its clinical applications with several practical cases.
Key Words: Prenatal genetic diagnosis, Counselling


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