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Is prenatal screening for Down syndrome needed in young pregnant women?

Rekha S. Dhamnaskar, Yogesh R. Pawade, Priyanka Sabnis, Sadhana D. Ghaisas.

Abstract
Background: Down syndrome originally known as Mongoloid’s idiocy is the most common autosomal disorder. Down syndrome (DS) can be detected by prenatal diagnosis which includes the triple marker screening test and chromosomal analysis.
Methods: The study population comprised of 100 pregnant females amongst the age group of 20-45 (32.10±4.86) years. Triple Marker Test was done followed by amniocentesis or CVS with karyotyping or FISH.
Results: Risk of

Key words: Amniocentesis, Reproductive, Triple



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