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Prenatal diagnostic technique Act 1994

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In prenatal diagnostic technique Act 1994 which one of the following is not a ground for carrying out prenatal test?

1. Pregnant women above 35 years of age
2. History of two or more spontaneous abortion of fetal loss.
3. When fetal heart rate is 160 per min at fifth and 120 per min at ninth month.
4. History of exposure to potentially teratogenic drugs.


Answer
3. When fetal heart rate is 160 per min at fifth and 120 per min at ninth month.

Reference
Prenatal Diagnosis - Regulation and Prevention of Misuse Act 1994
Also can be seen in the web sites of Ministry of Health

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The sections of the act relevant to our question state
2) No prenatal diagnostic techniques shall be conducted except for the purposes of detection of any of the following abnormalities, namely:-
1. chromosomal abnormalities;
2. genetic metabolic diseases;
3. haemoglobinopathies;
4. sex-linked genetic diseases;
5. Congenital Abnormalities
6. Any other abnormalities or diseases as may be specified by the Central Supervisory Board;
(3) No prenatal diagnostic techniques shall be used or conducted unless the person qualified to do so is satisfied that any of the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:
1. age of the pregnant woman is above thirty-five years;
2. the pregnant woman has undergone of two or more spontaneous abortions or fatal loss;
3. the pregnant woman had been exposed to potentially Teratogenic agents such as drugs, radiation, infections or chemicals;
4. the pregnant woman has a family history of mental retardation or physical deformities such as spastically or any other genetic disease;
5. any other condition as may be specified by the Central Supervisory Board;

Explanation
Self Explanatory

Comments
Even without knowing the details of the act, one can
Answer the question if he/she knows that the normal heart rate of the foetus

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Questions can come in FM, SPM and OG from MTP Act of 1971 and Prenatal Diagnosis Act of 1994. The entire acts can be seen at www.rxpgonline.com and www.rxpg.com and www.targetpg.com


 

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