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Guide to prenatal testing: Learning about your baby's health   Japanese
Abstract:  This handout describes genetic tests that a mother may choose to have during her pregnancy. It includes screening and diagnostic tests such as nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound, integrated screen, quad screen, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis with ultrasound, and anatomy ultrasound. Through prenatal tests of genetics, doctors gain information about Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), spina bifida, and other inherited diseases. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2007, April 1, 2017
UWMC Availability:  Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC); Maternity and Infant Center (MIC); Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
General Topics:  Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Infant Care; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Prenatal Care; Pregnancy; Genetics and Birth Defects; Genetic Screening; Down Syndrome; Diagnostic Tests
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese; Somalian; Japanese
Audience:  Women; Partner; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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