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What are the two most commonly used methods of prenatal diagnosis? Which technique can be performed earlier, and why is this an advantage?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The two most common methods of prenatal diagnosis.

Introduction: Prenatal diagnosis is carried when the child is present in the womb of the mother. The diagnosis is made to ensure any genetic abnormality. The principle that is followed in prenatal diagnosis includes counting the number of chromosomes with reference to a healthy person karyotypic data.

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The developing part of the fetus is tested to perform prenatal diagnosis. It includes two methods, which are as follows:

  • Amniocentesis

  In this method, the amniotic fluid is isolated and tested for any genetic disability. This fluid is very much a part of the growing baby inside the womb of the mother...

Summary Introduction

To describe: The technique which was used earlier to perform this diagnosis and the advantages of the new technique.

Introduction: Prenatal diagnosis is carried when the child is present in the womb of the mother. The diagnosis is made to ensure any genetic abnormality. The principle that is followed in prenatal diagnosis includes counting the number of chromosomes with reference to a healthy person karyotypic data.

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