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Application of digital polymerase chain reaction technology for noninvasive prenatal test

Title
Application of digital polymerase chain reaction technology for noninvasive prenatal test
Author
황승용
Keywords
Prenatal diagnosis; Polymerase chain reaction; Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis; Aneuploidy; Chromosome aberration
Issue Date
2015-12
Publisher
대한의학유전학회
Citation
대한의학유전학회지, v. 12, NO 2, Page. 72-78
Abstract
Recently, noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) has been adopted as a primary screening tool for fetal chromosomal aneuploidy. The principle of NIPT lies in isolating the fetal fraction of cell-free DNA in maternal plasma and analyzing it with bioinformatic tools to measure the amount of gene from the target chromosome, such as chromosomes 21, 18, and 13. NIPT will contribute to decreasing the need for unnecessary invasive procedures, including amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling, for conἀrming fetal aneuploidy because of its higher positive predictive value than that of the conventional prenatal screening method. However, its greater cost than that of the current antenatal screening protocol may be an obstacle to the adoption of this innovative technique in clinical practice. Digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) is a novel approach for detecting and quantifying nucleic acid. dPCR provides real-time diagnostic advantages with higher sensitivity, accuracy, and absolute quantiἀcation than conventional quantitative PCR. Since the groundbreaking discovery that fetal cell-free nucleic acid exists in maternal plasma was reported, dPCR has been used for the quantiἀcation of fetal DNA and for screening for fetal aneuploidy. It has been suggested that dPCR will decrease the cost by targeting speciἀc sequences in the target chromosome, and dPCR-based noninvasive testing will facilitate progress toward the implementation of a noninvasive approach for screening for trisomy 21, 18, and 13. In this review, we highlight the principle of dPCR and discuss its future implications in clinical practice.
URI
http://www.e-kjgm.org/journal/view.html?doi=10.5734/JGM.2015.12.2.72http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/29269
ISSN
1226-1769; 2383-8442
DOI
10.5734/JGM.2015.12.2.72
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