Fetal Cells in the Maternal Circulation

Prenatal Diagnosis by Cell Sorting Using a Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorter (FACS)
  • Jim Schröder
  • Leonard A. Herzenberg


Since the development of new, accurate methods for the detection of chromosome abnormalities and sensitive techniques for diagnosis of biochemical disorders, the whole field of prenatal diagnosis has come into a completely new light. Amniocentesis is nowadays carried out as a routine procedure in most major medical centers throughout the world, and the risks of complications associated with the procedure seem to be very low (see Chapter 2).


Prenatal Diagnosis Maternal Blood Fetal Cell Maternal Circulation Primiparous Mother 
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© Aubrey Milunsky 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Schröder
    • 1
  • Leonard A. Herzenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Folkhälsan Institute of GeneticsHelsinki 10Finland
  2. 2.Department of GeneticsStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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