Advances in Prenatal & Perinatal Genetic Testing
Rhonda Kelln, PhD, MLT & Candace Grant, BSc, MLT | August 31, 2017 | 1hr 4min
Advances in prenatal and perinatal genetic testing have allowed for quicker results and definitive diagnoses rather than relying on ultrasound observation alone. This session will discuss the techniques of rapid aneuploidy detection (RAD) and chromosomal microarray (CMA) and how these genetic tests aid in prenatal diagnosis. Experience with RAD and CMA testing from the molecular diagnostic and cytogenetics labs in Edmonton will be discussed. Future directions in prenatal genetic testing, such as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), will be touched on.