Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Genetic Counseling for Obstetricians

Narendra Malhotra, Deepika Deka

Keywords : Biochemical tests,Chromosomal disorders,Gene defects,Genetic counseling,Prenatal diagnosis

Citation Information : Malhotra N, Deka D. Genetic Counseling for Obstetricians. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 4 (4):447-453.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1165

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Today many chromosomal defects can be suspected and diagnosed by the currently available biochemical testing and invasive tests analysis of chromosomes.

It is necessary for the clinician to have a through knowledge of chromosomal defects so a proper genetic counseling can be done. This review article discusses the genetic counseling for the various defects which can occur in the unborn fetus.

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