Case Report

A Case of Rapid Diagnosis of Down Syndrome by FISH

Gina Yoo, Won Hee Yoon, Hyum Sook Kim, Mi Young Park, Young Ju Kim, Jung Ja Ahn, Bock Hi Woo
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Department of Obsterics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Ewha Woman's University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Down syndrome is the most common autosomal abnormality disease which has multiple congenital anomalies, occurring in 1 of every 800 liveborn infants. Neonates who are affected with this disease comprise majority of the mentally retarded children. To prevent the birth of this congenital anomaly, prenatal diagnosis of Doen syndrome is important. We experienced a case of Down syndrome, diagnosed by fluorescence in situ hybridization(FISH) in pregnancy for 15 weeks 6 days. We report here eith a brief review of the literatures.

Keywords: Down syndrome; Prenatal diagnosis; Fluorescence in situ hybridization