First-Trimester and Second-Trimester Screening at a Community Hospital

Elliot H. Philipson, Michelle Callahan, J Eric Jelovsek
2008 Obstetrics and Gynecology  
OBJECTIVE: To review the first-year experience implementing a new early screening during pregnancy program for aneuploidy in a community hospital and compare this program with the screening program immediately preceding its implementation. METHODS: The electronic medical records of all pregnant patients referred from May 17, 2005, through December 31, 2006, for genetic counseling were reviewed for maternal characteristics, indication for referral, a priori and adjusted risk of aneuploidy, and
more » ... f aneuploidy, and patient choice for screening or testing. The new early screening program (nuchal translucency group) consisted of additional educational materials, nuchal translucency, serum biochemical analytes, quad screening, and invasive testing when indicated. This cohort was compared with the patients who received traditional genetic screening or testing (pre-nuchal translucency) immediately preceding the nuchal translucency program.
doi:10.1097/aog.0b013e31817e7c32 pmid:18669714 fatcat:k7ojiie5xffffgocezxbejtgai