The dilemma of a low rate of chromosomal mosaicism found in fetal blood sampling

Moshe Fejgin*, Inbal Barnes, Noami Lipnick, Zipporah Magid, Gertrude Kohn, Aliza Amiel

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Abstract

We report a case in which mosaicism of trisomy 13 was detected in 4/10 cells (40 per cent) in amniotic fluid cell cultures, followed by a low rate of mosaicism (1/160 cells) detected in a fetal blood sample. This finding presents a dilemma both for the genetic counsellor and for the parents in determining whether or not to terminate the pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Genetic counselling
  • Mosaicism

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