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JAMA: Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Incidental Detection of Occult Maternal Malignancies

September 3, 20154 min
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing and Incidental Detection of Occult Maternal Malignancies Diana W. Bianchi, MD; Darya Chudova, PhD; Amy J. Sehnert, MD; Sucheta Bhatt, MD; Kathryn Murray, MS; Tracy L. Prosen, MD; Judy E. Garber, MD; Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD; Neeta L. Vora, MD; Stephen Warsof, MD; James Goldberg, MD; Tina Ziainia, MD; Meredith Halks-Miller, MD JAMA. 2015;314(2):162-169. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7120 Importance: Understanding the relationship between aneuploidy detection on noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and occult maternal malignancies may explain results that are discordant with the fetal karyotype and improve maternal clinical care. Objective: To evaluate massively parallel sequencing data for patterns of copy-number variations that might prospectively identify occult maternal malignancies. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series identified from 125 426 samples submitted between February 15, 2012, and September 30, 2014, from asymptomatic pregnant women who u

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