Journal article

Declining invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures: A comparison of tertiary hospital and national data from 2012 to 2015

Kristine Johnson, Joanne Kelley, Virginia Saxton, Susan P Walker, Lisa Hui

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In recent years, the superior accuracy of maternal plasma cell-free DNA-based prenatal screening has resulted in >50% national decline in amniocenteses and chorionic villus sampling (CVS), creating new implications for specialist training. OBJECTIVE: To compare the annual figures on amniocenteses and CVS in a tertiary hospital with national population-based trends between 2012 and 2015. METHODS: Retrospective study examining the amniocentesis and CVS procedures performed in a tertiary hospital between 2012 and 2015. Numbers of procedures, indications for testing, type of test and diagnostic results were analysed. Trends in the annual numbers of procedures were compared to nationa..

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