Nadezhda Zaretskaya, Ph.D. in Genetics, Obstetrician-Gynecologist
The major task of the Department is prediction genetic pathology in offspring; promotion of reproduction in patients with diagnosed genetic disorders with help of ART; prenatal diagnosis with both invasive and non-invasive techniques for optimal plan of pregnancy management and appropriate antenatal care.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department was founded in 1967. It has gained a solid experience in counseling and examination of patients. The methods of diagnosing congenital and hereditary pathologies have been developed and successfully applied here, including transabdominal amniocentesis in the 1st trimester. A lot of scientific work is underway, as well as training of specialists.
The specialists of the Department apply routine methods of prenatal diagnostics, improve them and develop new methods and introduce them into medical practice: transabdominal amniocentesis; chorion biopsy for early diagnosis of chromosomal and genetic diseases; transabdominal biopsy of fetal skin for prenatal diagnosis of severe highly lethal skin diseases; the tactics of pregnancy management in case of autosomal recessive non-immune fetal hydrops; prenatal diagnosis of adrenogenital syndrome by 17-hydroxyprogesterone testing in the amniotic fluid in the second trimester of pregnancy.
MEDICAL GENETIC COUNSELING
high risk of fetal chromosomal pathology and other developmental abnormalities (in current pregnancy)
fetal malformation and developmental disorders (in current and past pregnancy)
infertility and other disorders of reproductive function (genetic causes)