Journal Article

Maternal serum screening of Palestinian women in the West Bank

2005
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Abstract
An audit was made of laboratory records of triple test results from 943 Palestinian women residing in the West Bank from 2000-03. The mean expected age at delivery of the subjects was 25.5 years; 12% were 35 years old or above. Age was the main factor associated with an abnormal calculated risk score. The frequency of elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein was 1.3%, abnormal human choriogonic gonadotropin (elevated or reduced) was 1.9% and reduced unconjugated estriol was 0.3%.
Year
2005
Language
English
Date Published
Jul
Volume
11
Pages
824-7
Accession Number
16700399
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
alpha-Fetoproteins
Metabolism
Bias (Epidemiology)
Chi-Square Distribution
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Blood
Chromosomes
Human
Pair 18
Down Syndrome
diagnosis
epidemiology
Estriol
Female
Humans
Mass Screening
Methods
Standards
Maternal Age
Medical Audit
Middle East
Neural Tube Defects
Pregnancy
Trimester
Second Trimester
Prenatal Diagnosis
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Trisomy