Journal article

Association between fetal fraction on cell-free DNA testing and first-trimester markers for pre-eclampsia.

DL Rolnik, F da Silva Costa, TJ Lee, M Schmid, AC McLennan

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between fetal fraction on cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing and first-trimester markers for pre-eclampsia, and to investigate the possible association of low fetal fraction with increased risks for pre-eclampsia (PE) and fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study including all women with a singleton pregnancy who had risk calculation for PE and FGR between 11 + 0 and 13 + 6 weeks' gestation and who also had cfDNA as a primary or secondary screening test for chromosomal abnormalities at any gestational age at two fetal medicine clinics in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, between March 2013 and May 2017. Logarithmically tr..

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