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Parental mosaic trisomy 21 detected following maternal cell contamination of an amniotic fluid specimen from a normal male pregnancy

Street, Melissa L., Barber, John C.K., Boyle, Tracy A., Ellis, Katrina H., Bullman, Hilary and Homfray, Tessa (2007) Parental mosaic trisomy 21 detected following maternal cell contamination of an amniotic fluid specimen from a normal male pregnancy Prenatal Diagnosis, 27, (9), pp. 858-860. (doi:10.1002/pd.1782).

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Abstract

We report a case of maternal mosaic trisomy 21 ascertained at prenatal diagnosis as a result of maternal cell contamination of an amniotic fluid sample. A 34 year old female was referred for karyotyping because of a previous trisomy 21 pregnancy. Chromosome analysis of primary in situ cultures showed a karyotype of 47,XX, + 21[6]/46,XY[32]/46,XX[2]. Molecular testing demonstrated maternal cell contamination of the amniotic fluid sample and G-banded karyotyping of maternal blood showed that 3/200 cells had trisomy 21, consistent with the mother being a Down syndrome mosaic. A normal male baby with a 46,XY chromosome complement was delivered at 30 weeks. This case emphasises the need for close collaboration between cytogenetic and molecular genetics laboratories in resolving unusual cases of mosaicism.

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Published date: 7 June 2007
Keywords: letter, humans, artifacts, male, cells, cytology, culture, pregnancy, amniotic fluid, diagnosis, report, analysis, mothers, laboratories, adult, prenatal diagnosis, syndrome, down syndrome, blood, karyotyping, mosaicism, female, cultured, trisomy, genetics, amniocentesis

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Local EPrints ID: 60266
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/60266
ISSN: 0197-3851
PURE UUID: b3e5fe65-a957-4a00-b204-995777b1fa15

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Date deposited: 08 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:23

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