Journal article

Early clinical experience of cell-free DNA-based aneuploidy screening: A survey of obstetric sonologists in Australia and New Zealand

Lisa Hui, Mark Teoh, Sofie Piessens, Susan P Walker

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA-based non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy (NIPT) is now established as the most accurate screening test for trisomy 21. This test became clinically available on a patient-funded basis in Australia and New Zealand in 2013. AIM: To investigate the clinical implementation of NIPT use by members of the Australian Association of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasonologists (AAOGU) during its first year of local availability. METHOD: Email invitations with an embedded link to an anonymous online survey were sent to all 140 members of the AAOGU in December 2013. RESULTS: We received 54 responses to the survey (39% response rate). Two thirds of respondents were ..

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