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Noninvasive fetal screening

Kathryn J Gray, Louise E Wilkins-Haug
Prenatal aneuploidy screening changed significantly in 2012 when cell-free fetal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was introduced as a noninvasive prenatal test. A noninvasive prenatal test detects cell free fragments of fetal DNA from the placenta circulating in maternal blood that coexist with cell-free DNA (cfDNA) of maternal origin. Using next-generation sequencing, the noninvasive prenatal test compares maternal and fetal cfDNA ratios for chromosomes of interest (i.e., 21, 18, 13, X, and Y) to assess chromosomal aneuploidy...
April 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Karin Huijsdens-van Amsterdam, Roy Straver, Merel C van Maarle, Alida C Knegt, Diane Van Opstal, Frank Sleutels, Dominique Smeets, Erik A Sistermans
PurposeUsing genome-wide noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS), we detected a 20-megabase specific deletion starting at 10q25 in eight pregnancies. The deletion could not be confirmed by invasive testing. Since all 10(q25→︀qter) deletions started close to the FRA10B fragile site in 10q25, we investigated whether the pregnant women were indeed carriers of FRA10B.MethodsWe performed NIPS analysis for all autosomes using single-read sequencing. Analysis was done with the WISECONDOR algorithm. Culture of blood lymphocytes with bromodeoxyuridine was used to detect FRA10B expansions...
March 1, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Chung-Yuan Yang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Shuenn-Dyn Chang, Shih-Yin Huang
OBJECTIVE: To present a case with prenatal diagnosis and cytogenetic characterization of 1p36 deletion syndrome whose first trimester combined testing is abnormal but a normal NIPT result. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old had an abnormal 1st trimester fetal aneuploidy screening result, but no trisomies 13, 18, 21 were detected by the noninvasive prenatal testing. Amniocentesis was performed after ultrasound showed fetal ventriculomegaly and echogenic bowel. The final conventional cytogenetics revealed a karyotype of 46, XX, del(1)(p36)...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bi-Heng Cheng, Jian-Hua Chen, Gao-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the psychological predictors in Chinese multiparous pregnant women of advanced maternal age (AMA) for choosing aneuploidy screening or diagnostic testing. METHODS: A total of 84 pregnant women of AMA were consecutively enrolled from Renming Hospital, Wuhan University. All participants completed three questionnaires: Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS), and Pregnancy Stress Rating Scale (PSRS). Demographic information and the choice of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) versus invasive prenatal diagnosis (PND) were also collected...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
T Quibel, P Rozenberg
In France, the recommended method for Down syndrome screening is the first trimester combined test, the risk assessment, based on maternal age, ultrasound measurement of fetal nuchal translucency and maternal serum markers (free β-hCG and PAPP-A). The Down syndrome detection rate is 78.7% at a screen positive rate of 5%. However, the best screening test is the integrated test using a combination of first trimester combined test and second trimester quadruple test (serum α-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin, unconjugated E3 , and dimeric inhibin-A) and being able to achieve a detection rate for Down syndrome of approximately 96% at a screen-positive rate of 5%...
February 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Fatemeh Karami, Mohammad R Noori-Daloii, Kobra Omidfar, Mina Tabrizi, Seddigheh Hantooshzadeh, Ashraf Aleyasin, Maryam Daneshpour, Mohammad H Modarressi
AIM: Methylated DNA immunoprecipitation real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (MeDIP-real-time qPCR) has been introduced as noninvasive prenatal test that has shown absolute detection rate in the screening of Down syndrome. Herein, we aimed to propose a novel modification of MeDIP-qPCR and assess its potential to alleviate the overall cost of the test, being used in very early weeks of pregnancy, and develop it to a noninvasive prenatal diagnosis biosensor in future researches...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Manesha Putra, Melissa A Hicks, Jacques S Abramowicz
Introduction  Pentasomy 49,XXXXY is a sex chromosome anomaly difficult to be diagnosed prenatally. We describe a patient of pentasomy 49,XXXXY with false low-risk results using a noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS). A 30-year-old G1P0 woman presented at 33 6/7 weeks, secondary to sonographic fetal anomalies. She had low-risk NIPS at 13 6/7 weeks. Anatomy survey showed bilateral clubfeet, clinodactyly of the left fifth digit, micropenis, and echogenic bowel. Cytogenetics analysis revealed pentasomy 49,XXXXY syndrome...
January 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
Max L Senders, Xuchu Que, Young Seok Cho, Calvin Yeang, Hannah Groenen, Francois Fay, Claudia Calcagno, Anu E Meerwaldt, Simone Green, Phuong Miu, Mark E Lobatto, Thomas Reiner, Zahi A Fayad, Joseph L Witztum, Willem J M Mulder, Carlos Pérez-Medina, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND: Oxidation-specific epitopes (OSEs) are proinflammatory, and elevated levels in plasma predict cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop novel positron emission tomography (PET) probes to noninvasively image OSE-rich lesions. METHODS: An antigen-binding fragment (Fab) antibody library was constructed from human fetal cord blood. After multiple rounds of screening against malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) epitopes, the Fab LA25 containing minimal nontemplated insertions in the CDR3 region was identified and characterized...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Diana W Bianchi
Circulating DNA fragments in a pregnant woman's plasma derive from three sources: placenta, maternal bone marrow, and fetus. Prenatal sequencing to noninvasively screen for fetal chromosome abnormalities is performed on this mixed sample; results can therefore reflect the maternal as well as the fetoplacental DNA. Although it is recommended that pretest counseling include the possibility of detecting maternal genomic imbalance, this seldom occurs. Maternal abnormalities that can affect a prenatal screening test result include disorders that affect the size and metabolism of DNA, such as B12 deficiency, autoimmune disease, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy...
December 7, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Hanli Xu, Shaowei Wang, Lin-Lin Ma, Shuai Huang, Lin Liang, Qian Liu, Yang-Yang Liu, Ke-Di Liu, Ze-Min Tan, Hao Ban, Yongtao Guan, Zuhong Lu
PurposeNoninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) sequences a mixture of the maternal and fetal cell-free DNA. Fetal trisomy can be detected by examining chromosomal dosages estimated from sequencing reads. The traditional method uses the Z-test, which compares a subject against a set of euploid controls, where the information of fetal fraction is not fully utilized. Here we present a Bayesian method that leverages informative priors on the fetal fraction.MethodOur Bayesian method combines the Z-test likelihood and informative priors of the fetal fraction, which are learned from the sex chromosomes, to compute Bayes factors...
November 9, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Jekaterina Shubina, Dmitry Yu Trofimov, Ilya Yu Barkov, Olga K Stupko, Andrey Yu Goltsov, Irina S Mukosey, Nana K Tetruashvili, Lyudmila V Kim, Vladimir A Bakharev, Natalia A Karetnikova, Taisya O Kochetkova, Regina V Krasheninnikova, Andrey A Bystritskiy, Gennady T Sukhikh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to establish maternal contribution to false positive NIPS results and develop the method to distinguish maternal and fetal origin of high-risk monosomy X noninvasive prenatal DNA screening (NIPS) calls including mosaic maternal cases. METHOD: A total of 906 women carrying singleton pregnancies have been recruited. Maternal plasma DNA semiconductor massive parallel sequencing was performed to detect common aneuploidies. For the case of high monosomy X risk call, analysis method to distinguish fetal and maternal monosomy X have been additionally applied...
November 7, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
Joan Camunas-Soler, Hojae Lee, Louanne Hudgins, Susan R Hintz, Yair J Blumenfeld, Yasser Y El-Sayed, Stephen R Quake
BACKGROUND: Prenatal diagnosis in pregnancies at risk of single-gene disorders is currently performed using invasive methods such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis. This is in contrast with screening for common aneuploidies, for which noninvasive methods with a single maternal blood sample have become standard clinical practice. METHODS: We developed a protocol for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of inherited single-gene disorders using droplet digital PCR from circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal plasma...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
Hui Zhu, Zhengyou Miao, Yeqing Qian, Hongge Li, Jinglei Jin, Jing He, Minyue Dong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of cell-free fetal DNA detection as a non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) method for women of advanced maternal age. METHODS: A total of 10 584 women of advanced maternal age who received NIPS were recruited from the Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine and Jiaxing Maternal and Child Health Hospital during February 2015 and September 2016. The pregnancy outcome was followed-up. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value of fetal chromosomal aneuploidy detected in NIPS were analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
Andrea K Petersen, Sau Wai Cheung, Janice L Smith, Weimin Bi, Patricia A Ward, Sandra Peacock, Alicia Braxton, Ignatia B Van Den Veyver, Amy M Breman
BACKGROUND: Since its debut in 2011, cell-free fetal DNA screening has undergone rapid expansion with respect to both utilization and coverage. However, conclusive data regarding the clinical validity and utility of this screening tool, both for the originally included common autosomal and sex-chromosomal aneuploidies as well as the more recently added chromosomal microdeletion syndromes, have lagged behind. Thus, there is a continued need to educate clinicians and patients about the current benefits and limitations of this screening tool to inform pre- and posttest counseling, pre/perinatal decision making, and medical risk assessment/management...
December 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
L Nshimyumukiza, S Menon, H Hina, F Rousseau, D Reinharz
Although non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for aneuploidies using cell free fetal DNA in maternal blood has been reported to have a high accuracy, only little evidence about its cost effectiveness is available. We systematically reviewed and assessed quality of economic evaluation studies published between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2016 where NIPT was compared to the current screening practices consisting of biochemical markers with or without nuchal translucency (NT) and/or maternal age). We included 16 studies and we found that, at current level of NIPT prices, contingent NIPT provide the best value for money, especially for publicly funded screening programs...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
Yifang Jia, Yan Zhang, Wanxiao Hao, Donghong Shi, Jinlai Meng, Heyong Zhao, Yan Lian, Luwen Xie, Xietong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of combined fetal karyotyping and chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for the verification of high-risk pregnancy signaled by noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) based on high-throughput sequencing. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-one pregnant women with high risks for aneuploidies of chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X and Y or pathological copy number variations (CNVs) by NIPS were subjected to amniocytic karyotyping and CMA analysis. RESULTS: One hundred and forty-two women were found to have a high risk for fetal chromosomal aneuploidies, which included 83 cases of trisomy 21, 17 cases of trisomy 18, 2 cases of trisomy 13, and 40 cases of sex chromosome aneuploidies...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
C Ellen van der Schoot, Masja de Haas, Frederik Banch Clausen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we analyzed the current literature on noninvasive fetal RHD typing to answer the question whether the administration of RhIg to prevent D-alloimmunization during pregnancy can be safely guided by fetal RHD typing. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently the first centers that implemented large-scale nationwide fetal RHD typing in the second trimester for targeted RhIg administration have published their studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of their screening programs...
November 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
Mohammad Kazemi, Mansoor Salehi, Majid Kheirollahi
This study aimed to verify the reliability of the 7 tissue differentially methylated regions used in the methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) real- time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (real-time qPCR) based approach of fetal DNA in maternal blood to diagnosis of fetal trisomy 21. Forty pregnant women with high risk pregnancy who were referred after first or second trimester screening tests, were selected randomly. For each sample whole DNA extraction (mother and fetus), fragmentation of DNA, immunoprecipitation of methylated DNA and real- time qPCR using 7 primer pairs was performed...
2017: International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Grégoire Le Conte, Alexandra Letourneau, Jacques Jani, Pascale Kleinfinger, Laurence Lohmann, Jean-Marc Costa, Alexandra Benachi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the utility of noninvasive prenatal testing using cell-free circulating fetal DNA (cfDNA) in screening for the three main autosomal fetal trisomies in twin pregnancies. METHODS: CfDNA testing was offered to 492 patients with twin pregnancies without ultrasound anomalies as a first-line screening test or after serum screening in clinical practice. Data were collected prospectively and a retrospective analysis was performed. CfDNA analysis was performed by massively parallel sequencing...
August 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bin Yu, Bei-Yi Lu, Bin Zhang, Xiao-Qing Zhang, Ying-Ping Chen, Qin Zhou, Jian Jiang, Hui-Yan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical value of prenatal screening for fetal-free DNA in maternal blood. METHODS: A total of 10,275 maternal blood samples were collected from October 2012 to May 2016 at the prenatal diagnosis center of Changzhou Woman and Children Health Hospital. RESULTS: Among 10,275 pregnant women accepted noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), 9 cases could not get the results after collected the blood second times. The rate of NIPT failure was 0...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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