Heung et al. investigated fetal mRNA detection in maternal whole blood and determined if it offered advantages over maternal plasma analysis. Peripheral whole blood samples were collected from third trimester healthy women with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies (38–39 weeks) and age-matched healthy non-pregnant females.

Tissue Condition Samples
Test blood third trimester pregnancy 5
Control blood non-pregnant control 5
Gene Fold Change (log2) Significance Genus Species