Research Posters

Finger Stick Self-Collection of Maternal Blood for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis - March 2017

Prenatal diagnosis of fetal gender from self-collected capillary blood is simple, accurate, and reliable. The results of this study demonstrate that fetal DNA analysis using self-collected capillary blood is highly feasible and easily adaptable for population screening. This method simplifies blood collection of maternal blood and should increase the accessibility of noninvasive prenatal testing.


Maternal Capillary Blood: A New Source of Circulating Cell-Free Fetal DNA for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

The American Society of Human Genetics - October 2015

We aimed to identify a new source of circulating cell-free fetal DNA that would be convenient for broad population screening and reliable enough for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis. The overall diagnostic accuracy was 100%, and provided 100% sensitivity and specificity. This new method for prenatal diagnosis of fetal gender from maternal capillary blood is simple, accurate, and reliable. The results of this study demonstrate that fetal DNA detection using maternal capillary blood is highly feasible and easily adaptable for population screening. This method simplifies collection of maternal blood and should increase the accessibility of NIPT.


Maternal Capillary Blood: A New Source of Circulating Cell-Free Fetal DNA for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis - May 2015

Prenatal diagnosis of fetal gender from maternal capillary blood is simple, accurate, and reliable. The results of this study demonstrate that fetal DNA detection using maternal capillary blood is highly feasible and easily adaptable for population screening. This method simplifies blood collection of maternal blood and should increase the accessibility of noninvasive prenatal testing.