Karyotyping or rapid aneuploidy detection in prenatal diagnosis? The different views of users and providers of prenatal care
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2009
© 2009 The Authors Journal compilation © RCOG 2009 BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume 116, Issue 10, pages 1396–1399, September 2009
How to Cite
Boormans, E., Birnie, E., Bilardo, C., Oepkes, D., Bonsel, G. and van Lith, J. (2009), Karyotyping or rapid aneuploidy detection in prenatal diagnosis? The different views of users and providers of prenatal care. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 116: 1396–1399. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02229.x
- Issue published online: 10 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2009
- Accepted 1 March 2009. Published Online 29 June 2009.
- prenatal diagnosis;
- rapid aneuploidy detection
Developments in prenatal diagnosis raise the question which test strategy should be implemented. However, preferences of women and caregivers are underexposed. This study investigates what kind of prenatal test pregnant women and caregivers prefer and if differences between the groups exist, using self-report questionnaires. Women preferred either karyotyping (50%) or rapid aneuploidy detection (43%). Caregivers opted for the latter (78%). A test targeted on Down syndrome was the least preferred in both groups. We recommend the use of individualised choice for genetic test in prenatal diagnosis, overcoming the existing differences in preferences between women and caregivers.