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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If the outcome is important to you schedule it now. If not, you are accepting the level of information women had in the 1960's.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some skip it: The information is available to you and for your peace of mind. Some don't care to know and avoid it.I find it helpful to most in doing life planning.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not the issue: Studies show that most people don';t change their minds if test positive, so no real reason to do test unless your OB asks you.
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Several test types: There are several types of testing availble, from sonogram, chromosomal testing from chorionic villus or amniocentesis and new blood tests. A small d ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: The figure 1:182 is used in conjunction with other findings to assess the risk. Your age, your family history, ultrasound findings and many other fa ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
You decide: Whether you would ever consider ending a pregnancy or not, you may wan to know whether to plan on a high risk & high maintenance newborn. Sometime ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. Jay Staub
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
High Risk for Downs: The screening test result means that you have a 1 in 150 chance that your fetus has down syndrome. While this is considered a positive screen, the ch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: You did not cite the type of screening or result so it is hard to say what it means. Women progress from ~1/1500 DS risk in their 20's to 1/800 at 35- ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Down's Syndrome: At 29, there is diminished risk of Down's Syndrome, and a "nuchal fold of 6.7 mm." is not diagnostic of Down's. There exist other tests ( amniocentesi ... Read More
A -1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: on what gestational age the fetus is at. The quad screen can predict risk of Downs Syndrome in conjunction with ultrasounds.Needs to be done between t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Serve no purpose: Your OB is quite capable of deciding if you are at risk, in fact most people who find out the results are positive proceed with the pregnancy, so no r ... Read More
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