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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215710/impact-of-nationwide-health-insurance-coverage-for-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
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Valentina Vinante, Bettina Keller, Evelyn A Huhn, Dorothy Huang, Olav Lapaire, Gwendolin Manegold-Brauer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the changes in women's choices for prenatal testing after the introduction of nationwide health insurance coverage for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in Switzerland. METHODS: The present retrospective study reviewed data from all women with singleton pregnancies who presented at the prenatal unit of Basel University Hospital, Switzerland, for first-trimester screening between July 15, 2014, and December 31, 2015. Women were divided into three categories according to their risk for aneuploidy, and the uptake of NIPT in the period before and after the introduction of the nationwide coverage for NIPT was compared...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215049/str-profiling-and-copy-number-variation-analysis-on-single-preserved-cells-using-current-whole-genome-amplification-methods
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Ann-Sophie Vander Plaetsen, Lieselot Deleye, Senne Cornelis, Laurentijn Tilleman, Filip Van Nieuwerburgh, Dieter Deforce
The growing interest in liquid biopsies for cancer research and cell-based non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) invigorates the need for improved single cell analysis. In these applications, target cells are extremely rare and fragile in peripheral circulation, which makes the genetic analysis very challenging. To overcome these challenges, cell stabilization and unbiased whole genome amplification are required. This study investigates the performance of four WGA methods on single or a limited number of cells after 24 hour of Streck Cell-Free DNA BCT preservation...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193652/decisions-about-aneuploidy-screening-why-women-s-reasons-are-important
#3
Dafina Petrova, Rocio Garcia-Retamero
Several tests exist that can help detect Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders during the first weeks of pregnancy. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is gaining popularity because of its improved accuracy over traditional screening methods and its improved safety compared to invasive tests that carry some risk of miscarriage. In a recent study conducted in Hong Kong, Cheng et al. recruited women at high or intermediate risk of Down syndrome according to their 1st or 2nd trimester screening. This article is protected by copyright...
November 28, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188622/-two-false-negative-cases-in-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-for-fetal-chromosomal-aneuploidies
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Ping Wen, Ying Xue, Qin Zhang, Qing Liang, Qiong Li, Haibo Li, Jie Ding, Hong Li, Ting Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the limitation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) technique through analyzing two false negative cases. METHODS: Chromosomal karyotyping analysis was performed on umbilical cord blood sample derived from case 1 at 24 weeks' gestation and peripheral blood sample derived from the neonate of case 2. Placental tissues of case 1 and peripheral blood sample of case 2 were also analyzed by high-throughput sequencing for copy number variations (CNVs)...
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169104/reconciling-ethical-and-economic-conceptions-of-value-in-health-policy-using-the-capabilities-approach-a-qualitative-investigation-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
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Mia Kibel, Meredith Vanstone
When evaluating new morally complex health technologies, policy decision-makers consider a broad range of different evaluations, which may include the technology's clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and social or ethical implications. This type of holistic assessment is challenging, because each of these evaluations may be grounded in different and potentially contradictory assumptions about the technology's value. One such technology where evaluations conflict is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)...
November 16, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144536/isolation-and-whole-genome-sequencing-of-fetal-cells-from-maternal-blood-towards-the-ultimate-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
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Fang Chen, Ping Liu, Ying Gu, Zhu Zhu, Amulya Nanisetti, Zhangzhang Lan, Zhiwei Huang, Sophie Jia Liu, Xiongbin Kang, Yuqing Deng, Liqiong Luo, Dan Jiang, Yong Qiu, Jianchang Pan, Jun Xia, Ken Xiong, Chao Liu, Lin Xie, Qianyu Shi, Jing Li, Xiuqing Zhang, Wei Wang, Snezana Drmanac, Hui Jiang, Radoje Drmanac, Xun Xu
OBJECTIVE: To develop a methodology of isolating fetal cells from maternal blood and use deep sequencing demonstrating the promise for more complete and accurate genetic screening compared to other non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). METHODS: Here in this study, we developed a double negative selection (DNS) procedure to unbiasedly enrich fetal cells. After validated by short tandem repeat (STR), the isolated CFCs were subjected to deep whole genome sequencing analysis (WGS)...
November 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131362/sex-discordance-identification-following-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
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Ebony J Richardson, Fergus P Scott, Andrew C McLennan
OBJECTIVE: To characterize genotype-phenotype discordance identified in the routine clinical setting, and explore the associated diagnostic and counseling challenges. METHOD: Cases were derived from a cohort of pregnant women who attended a multi-site specialist prenatal screening and ultrasound service for non-invasive prenatal testing by cell-free DNA analysis and mid-trimester fetal morphology assessment. RESULTS: Seven cases of genotype-phenotype discordance were identified from a cohort of 12,919 women between June 2013 - March 2017 (incidence 1/1845 pregnancies)...
November 13, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126132/cost-effective-and-accurate-method-of-measuring-fetal-fraction-using-snp-imputation
#8
Minjeong Kim, Jai-Hoon Kim, Kangseok Kim, Sunshin Kim
Motivation: With the discovery of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood, the demand for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been increasing. To obtain reliable NIPT results, it is important to accurately estimate the fetal fraction. In this study, we propose an accurate and cost-effective method for measuring fetal fractions using single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Results: A total of 84 samples were sequenced via semiconductor sequencing using a 0.3x sequencing coverage...
November 8, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125674/women-s-preference-for-non-invasive-prenatal-dna-testing-nipt-versus-chromosomal-microarray-after-screening-for-down-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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Yvonne Kwun Yue Cheng, Wing Cheong Leung, Tak Yeung Leung, Kwong Wai Choy, Rossa Wai Kwun Chiu, Tsz-Kin Lo, Ka Yin Kwok, Daljit Singh Sahota
OBJECTIVE: To examine preference for follow-up test in women screened high or intermediate risk in 1(st) or 2(nd) trimester Down syndrome screening. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Three public hospitals in Hong Kong, China. SAMPLE: Women with term high risk ≥ 1:250 (HR) or intermediate risk 1:251-1:1200 (IR). METHODS: Women screened high risk were asked to decide among 1) an invasive test plus chromosomal microarray (CMA) to obtain more detailed fetal genetic information, 2) a non-invasive cell free prenatal DNA screening (NIPT) to detect trisomies 13, 18 and 21 to avoid procedure related miscarriage, and 3) decline further testing...
November 10, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111614/has-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-impacted-termination-of-pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates-of-infants-with-down-syndrome
#10
Melissa Hill, Angela Barrett, Mahesh Choolani, Celine Lewis, Jane Fisher, Lyn S Chitty
BACKGROUND: Implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a highly accurate aneuploidy screening test has raised questions around whether the high uptake may result in more terminations of pregnancies and fewer births of children with Down Syndrome (DS). AIM: Investigate the impact of NIPT on termination and live birth rates for DS. METHODS: Literature reporting pregnancy outcomes following NIPT was reviewed. Termination rates were calculated for women with a high-risk NIPT result for DS...
November 7, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093756/a-case-of-placental-trisomy-18-mosaicism-causing-a-false-negative-nipt-result
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Jiexia Yang, Yiming Qi, Fangfang Guo, Yaping Hou, Haishan Peng, Dongmei Wang, Haoxin Oy, Aihua Yin
Background: The non-invasive prenatal testing that evaluates circulating cell free DNA, and has been established as an additional pregnancy test for detecting the common fetal trisomies 21, 18 and 13 is rapidly revolutionizing prenatal screening as a result of its increased sensitivity and specificity. However, false positive and false negative results still exist. Case presentation: We presented a case in which the non-invasive prenatal testing results were normal at 15 gestational age (GA), but an ultrasound examination at 30GA showed that the fetus had heart abnormalities, and the third trimester ultrasound at 33GA noted multiple anomalies including a 3...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090507/implications-of-failure-to-achieve-a-result-from-prenatal-maternal-serum-cell-free-dna-testing-a-historical-cohort-study
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Noni Chan, Maria-Elisabeth Smet, Rhiannon Sandow, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Andrew McLennan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pregnancy outcomes in a cohort of women who failed to obtain a result in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). DESIGN: Historical cohort study. SETTING: A multicenter private practice in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: Women who failed to obtain a result from NIPT (n=131). METHODS: The maternal characteristics, antenatal investigations and pregnancy outcomes for these women were compared to those who obtained a result at the same practice and to the general Australian obstetric population...
November 1, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040895/economic-analysis-of-prenatal-screening-strategies-for-down-syndrome-in-singleton-pregnancies-in-turkey
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Zeynep Güldem Ökem, Gökçen Örgül, Berna Tari Kasnakoglu, Mehmet Çakar, M Sinan Beksaç
OBJECTIVES: To examine the costs and outcomes of different screening strategies for Down Syndrome (DS) in singleton pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: A decision-analytic model was developed to compare the costs and the outcomes of different prenatal screening strategies. Five strategies were compared for women under 35-year of age: 1A) triple test (TT), 2A); combined test (CT), 3A) Non-invasive Prenatal Screening Test by using cell free fetal DNA (NIPT), 4A) and 5A) NIPT as a second-step screening for high-risk patients detected by either TT, or CT respectively...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037560/application-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-in-late-gestation-in-a-pregnancy-associated-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-trisomy-22-confined-placental-mosaicism
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Chih-Ping Chen, Chris Tsai, Ming-Huei Lin, Schu-Rern Chern, Shin-Wen Chen, Shih-Ting Lai, Wen-Lin Chen, Chen-Wen Pan, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present the application of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in late gestation in a pregnancy associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and trisomy 22 confined placental mosaicism (CPM). CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old pregnant woman underwent chorionic villus sampling (CVS) at 12 weeks of gestation. The pregnancy was conceived by in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. CVS revealed a karyotype of 47,XY,+22 in all of 15 cultured chorionic villi cells...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036772/non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#15
James Harraway
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), also known as cell-free DNA testing and non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), is an important addition to the range of screening tests for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. For trisomy 21 in particular, NIPT is superior to other screening modalities. However, NIPT has limitations and complexities that requesting clinicians and their patients should understand. OBJECTIVE: This review article will briefly describe the technical basis of NIPT assays and compare the performance characteristics of NIPT with existing screening tests...
October 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030960/cell-free-dna-noninvasive-prenatal-screening-for-aneuploidy-versus-conventional-screening-a-systematic-review-of-economic-evaluations
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027730/psychological-distress-in-post-partum-women-after-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-nipt-in-japan
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Eri Takeda, Nobuhiro Suzumori, Takeshi Ebara, Junko Yotsumoto, Kyoko Kumagai, Kumiko Oseto, Hironao Numabe, Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara
AIM: The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of psychological mental distress in post-partum women after non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in Japan. METHODS: Psychological mental distress was assessed using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6). We compared patients with (i) low pre-NIPT K6 and low post-partum K6 scores (control group), and (ii) low pre-NIPT K6 and a high post-partum K6 scores (case group). RESULTS: Among the 697 women who underwent NIPT, 29 (4...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024868/introduction-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-as-a-first-tier-aneuploidy-screening-test-a-survey-among-dutch-midwives-about-their-role-as-counsellors
#18
Linda Martin, Janneke T Gitsels-van der Wal, Marjon A de Boer, Meredith Vanstone, Lidewij Henneman
In 2014, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 was added to the Dutch prenatal screening program as part of the TRIDENT study. Most (85%) pregnant Dutch women are counselled for prenatal aneuploidy screening by primary care midwives. This will remain when NIPT is implemented as a first-tier screening test. We therefore investigated midwife counsellors': 1) Knowledge about NIPT; 2) Attitudes towards NIPT as first-tier screening test; and 3) Experiences with informing clients about NIPT...
September 24, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978305/implementing-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-into-publicly-funded-antenatal-screening-services-for-down-syndrome-and-other-conditions-in-aotearoa-new-zealand
#19
Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Bev Lawton, Angela Beard, Peter Stone
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a relatively new screen for congenital conditions - specifically, common fetal aneuploidies including Down Syndrome. The test is based on isolating freely circulating fragments of fetal-placental DNA that is present in the mother's blood. NIPT has a superior clinical performance compared to current screening, and has been available privately in Aotearoa New Zealand for the last 4 years. MAIN ISSUE: The proposed implementation of NIPT as a publicly funded service may widen the inequity in access to optional antenatal screening that already exists in this country...
October 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948585/-innovative-prenatal-testing-clinical-applications-and-ethical-considerations
#20
Mei-Chih Huang, Shio-Jean Lin, Chih-Ling Chen, Tzu-Jung Huang
The biomedical technology related to prenatal screen/diagnosis has developed rapidly in recent decades. Many prenatal genetic examinations are now available to assist pregnant women to better understand the status and development of their fetus. Moreover, many commercial advertisements for innovative prenatal examinations are now shown in the media. Cell-free DNA Screening (cfDNA screening), a non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) procedure, is a safe and high accuracy test that may be done at an earlier gestational age to screen for fetal aneuploidy...
October 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
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