Postnatal economic burden of limited karyotyping

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.668-c (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:668
  1. Suneel B Bhat, pre-medical student (sbhat@princeton.edu),
  2. Sanjay B Bhat, collaborator,
  3. Jessica Stevens, chief paediatric resident
  1. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
  2. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School

    EDITOR—Chitty et al suggest a strategy to identify chromosomal abnormalities that relies on quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (qf-PCR) and full karyotyping only in cases of fetal nuchal translucency thickness > 4 mm, as opposed to full karyotyping of all chorionic villous samples.1 Eliminating double testing results in an upfront economic savings …

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