All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Validation of quantitative fluorescent-PCR for rapid prenatal diagnosis of common aneuploidies in the Chinese population

Author(s): A.-Q. Xu, M. Xia, J.-T. Liu, F.-X. Yao, W.-M. Zhang, N. Hao, J. Zhou and X.-M. Bian

Quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) is an accurate and reliable method for rapid detection of aneuploidy; however, it is not routinely used in China. We aimed to validate QF-PCR as a means for prenatal common aneuploidy screening and to analyze the heterozygosities of short tandem repeat (STR) markers in the Chinese population. The sequences of 19 STR markers in chromosomes 21, 18, 13, X, and Y were designed; three kinds of fluoresceins were used to label the primers, and the QF-PCR detecting conditions were explored and optimized. The results of analysis of 210 prenatal samples by multiplex QF-PCR were compared with karyotyping analysis.