Home  »  Perinatal autopsy

Perinatal autopsy

This project aims to provide better understanding of the cause of multiple abnormalities in babies who die during pregnancy or early in infancy.

Parental distress after losing a baby is often exacerbated by uncertainty around the exact cause. This project is investigating whether genomic sequencing, in addition to post-mortem examination by skilled pathologists, would result in more parents getting an answer.

The project also aims to investigate whether being able to offer sophisticated genomic testing during pregnancy might have been helpful in finding the cause of a baby’s abnormalities before birth.

Click here for information on Melbourne Genomics'  perinatal autopsy project.