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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Screening for DS, : offered to all pregnant women, is done after 10 weeks' gestational age, usually at 11-13 weeks. Both the 1st trimester comprehensive screen & the ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Screening for Down : Syndrome is offered to all pregnant women in the US, regardless of age. If screening test results + maternal age reveal a high risk for DS, diagnost ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Personal issue: It is an established part of prenatal care today.These infants can have significant medical complications starting at birth, knowing allows for proper ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Screening v definite: You didn't provide your wife's age, which determines general DS risk, but 1/190 is elevated in general. A definitive test will require that cells from ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Down's Syndrome: Ask your doc if he/she can connect you w/parents of children w/Downs. Find support groups through your local charities or hospitals. Please get educ ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Would it matter: OBGYNs are very focused on a good outcome and quite aware that people will sue them for any bad one. Screening tests are cheaper tests designed to sel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Ask the doc: You have posted on the HT public information site. We feature volunteer docs/dentists/psychologists primarily in the US who answer questions about me ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Various: Tests include screening with ultrasound and blood tests. If they create suspicion then amniocentesis, chronic villi sampling and drawing per cutaneou ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Integrated Prenatal: Screening determines risk of Down Syndrome or other Trisomies, calculated from findings on 1st & , often, 2nd trimester Fetal Ultrasounds, 1st &am ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The type of test was not mentioned but is likely a screening test. Screening just uses a cheaper test to select those who may be at higher risk for a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The test by sequenom is a blood test from the mother as early as 10 weeks used to analyze circulating fetal blood cells for their chromosomal structur ... Read More

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