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Department of Prenatal Diagnostic Service
Hereditary and congenital disorders are quite common in Pakistan mainly because of consanguineous marriages. Beta Thalassemia Major is one of commonest example and not infrequently children with Down syndrome, Turner syndrome and Fanconianaemia are seen in paediatric wards and OPDs of hospital along with parents in distress. Genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are the only viable options to minimize the birth of such children. Prenatal diagnosis facilities for Beta thalassaemia, Down and Turner syndromes are available on CVS and Amniotic fluid samples from pregnant mother in molecular and cytogenetic departments.