Prior to the development of the DNA-based technology reliable prenatal diagnosis of G6PD deficiency was not possible. We show that, using PCR amplification and restriction endonuclease digestion, prenatal diagnosis is possible. We have now been able to determine that the male fetus of a mother heterozygous for G6PD Mediterranean had inherited the maternal X chromosome with the normal G6PD gene.
Keywords:Amniocentesis, Deficiency, G6PD, PCR, Polymorphism, Prenatal diagnosis, Restriction endonuclease
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