In prenatal condition, QFPCR aids in rapid diagnosis of the common chromosomal aneuploidies like 13, 18, 21 and gonosomal aneuploidies. QFPCR enables to provide the results within 24 hours and can be performed with small amount of specimen unlike microarray and Karyotyping. Karyotyping is a gold standard in providing a comprehensive cytogenetic view of the fetus but is subjected to failures due to slow growth in the culture and contamination.
QFPCR is performed on Chorionic Villus Sampling and on Cells obtained from Amniotic Fluid
When is QFPCR used?
QFPCR is used as confirmatory diagnostic test for NIPT and Maternal Serum Screening.
Need of Rapid Diagnosis
Complements the conventional karyotype