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Korean Journal of Fertility and Sterility 1979;6(1):23-28.
Fetal Sex Determination by RIA of Amniotic Fluid Testosterone and FSH
Min-Whan Koh, Myon-Woo Shin
Dept. of Obst. & Gyne, School of Medicine, Seoul National University
태아성별(胎兒性別)에 따른 양수중(羊水中) Testosterone과 F.S.H.의 동태(動態)에 관(關)한 연구(硏究)
고민환, 신면우
서울대학교 의과대학 산부인과학교실
Abstract
To determine whether hormone analysis of amniotic fluid could be used for accurate determination of fetal sex, we measured testosterone(T) and follicle-stimulating hormone in 19 amniotic fluid samples. The mean T in amniotic fluid of 8 women earring male fetuses was 310 pg. per milliliter and of 11 women earring female fetuses was 150 pg. per milliliter (P<0.05${\ast}$). The mean amniotic fluid FSH of 1.16 mI.U. per milliliter for 7 women with male fetuses was over trifold lower than that for subjects with female fetuses. The mean amniotic fluid FSH of female fetuses was 3.85 mI.U. per milliliter (P<0.01${\ast}$) Measurement of T & FSH in amniotic fluid may be an adjunct method for fetal sex determination.
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