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Prenatal Diagnosis

  1. Victoria Binns,
  2. Nancy Hsu

Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002291



How to Cite

Binns, V. and Hsu, N. 2001. Prenatal Diagnosis. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2001


Prenatal diagnosis is the process of ruling in or out fetal anomalies or genetic disorders, to provide expecting parents with information and the opportunity to modify pregnancy management and/or postnatal care.


  • chromosome;
  • diagnosis;
  • genetic;
  • genetic counselling;
  • human;
  • prenatal