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Maternal Serum Screening

Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 and Neural Tube Defects


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March 2011

Welcome to Mayo Medical Laboratories' Hot Topics. These presentations provide short discussions of current topics and may be helpful to you in your practice.

Our presenter for this program is Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, PhD from the Division of Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Algeciras-Schimnich will provide an overview of maternal serum screening for Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and neural tube defects. She will discuss the options available for maternal screening, describe the differences between available screening protocols, and describe what information the laboratory tests can provide.



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