Gender detection

In one study [22], fetal gender was correctly predicted by fetal DNA from maternal plasma samples taken between 10 and 13 weeks with 100% sensitivity. As the identification of male fetal DNA sequences is relatively easy, one potential application is the non-invasive identification of male fetuses at risk for an X-linked condition. Fetal sexing in early pregnancy therefore could be the first step to identify fetuses that are at risk and would require invasive testing for confirmation of the diagnosis [23] or in cases where the fetal sex affects clinical management such as in the use of corticosteroid therapy for congenital adrenal hyperplasia in those carrying female but not male fetuses [24].

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