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what tests are done for down syndrome

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Start pre-natal care: Your OBGYN would offer the type of testing available in your area and their usual timeline as part of pre-natal care. Such tests can be screening test ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Which test?: The definitive test is the test of the chromosomes of the fetus which is 100% accurate. But it is very rare that is + in a 23 yr old women. Why is he ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
All pregnant women: are offered either Ist trimester screening using maternal age, nuchal, or neck, translucency on FUS & blood tests for 2 pregnancy-specific substa ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
The basics: There are screening tests=tests designed to narrow the numbers receiving definitive tests to those more at risk. There are definitive tests=tests that ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
depends on the test: Depends on what test you had, if you have an integrated screen pr the older AFP blood test it gives you odds of downs like 1 out of some number, the o ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Depends on age: Early Intervention from birth-3, special education services from 3-21, job training beginning at 14, ADA accommodations at work, SSI & Medicaid ar ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: There are screening tests like ultrasound that are cheaper & easier than definitive tests but are used to select out those subgroup that would ben ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Down's syndrome: maternal plasma cell-free fetal DNA analysis can be used for screening for Down's syndrome, but the gold standard test for diagnosis is amniocentesi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Down's Syndrome ?: The result quoted does not indicate a positive for Down's, and age 31 is a low risk also. Either placental biopsy or an amniocentesis is very accurat ... Read More
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