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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No reason: If you have strong and unchangeable objections to amniocentesis or pregnancy termination, then the information from a screen is of no benefit and you ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
61 years experience Clinical Genetics
From a maternal vein: From a peripheral vein of the mother, as for other blood tests in general.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A vein in your arm.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should s ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, conclusive: These HIV tests are conclusive any time 6 weeks or more after the last possible exposure.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Antibody screening for HIV, especially when done for both types are pretty accurate.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
MSAFP: Most women elect to have an msafp since it screens for neural tube defects, which can be very severe birth defects. The test is only done in the secon ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Double check: Usually a quadruple screen is reported positive if the risk comes back higher than 1 in 250, which is the risk of down's syndrome for a pregnancy woma ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal screening: First trimester screening is a prenatal screening test for Trisomy 21 and Trisomy 18. It is done in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy and involves a bl ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Why was it checked?: I'm interested to know why it was checked. Every lab has small variants in their "normal ranges" depending on what assays they use. The general norm ... Read More
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