Last updated: Monday, 13, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
|Fetal hydrops may result from many disease processes. A detailed autopsy is required to define the cause and may include diagnostic imaging; virus detection, culture; bacterial culture; direct antiglobulin test; cytogenetics and molecular genetics.|
Chromosomal abnormalities, especially
Severe fetal anaemia, especially
|A complication of severe Rhesus haemolytic disease (Rh erythroblastosis) that is, fetal haemolysis due to maternal anti-D; now rarely seen.|
A lethal form of alpha thalassaemia, mainly seen in SE Asians.
FBC, haemoglobin electrophoresis, molecular genetics - individual genetic disorders on fetus.
FBC, haemoglobin electrophoresis; haemoglobin H inclusions, molecular genetics on both parents.See Thalassaemia
|FBC (fetus); haemoglobin F - Kleihauer test on mother.|
Fetal infections, especially
|See Congenital infection|