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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Often if quad screen: Maternal serum screening with three (triple test) or quad (four markers), when combined with ultrasound (integrated screen) will detect about 88% of f ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Screening/definitive: This would depend on the level of the test. The most accurate are things like the non invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) done on maternal blood at und ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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CVS or amnio: Chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis are invasive prenatal screening.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Two main tests: Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) and amniocentesis are the two main invasive tests. Discuss this with your ob-gyn for more specifics.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Afp: If you mean AFP, thrn low ago is associated with higher risk for Down syndrome. Your OB might do triple screening to confirm
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
? afd: Do you mean AFP? It can be elevated in neural tube defects ( like spina bifida). Many factors can increase an AFP ( like diabetes, race & weight). ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not: Prenatal testing is usually for the parents, peace of mind and intervention. There are a growing number of conditions that intervention can improve o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably shouldn't: 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not clear: I'm not clear what disease you are asking about screening for. Please clarify and re-ask question.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Immune: When they tested your blood the could find the rubella antibody when they used 1 part blood with 16 parts of diluent. You are immune. This is good.
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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.

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