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what is the cut off risk for trisomy 21 is 1:215, should i go for amniocentesis test?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: Your age is listed at 45 with a Down syndrome risk in excess of 1/100, added to a 4% risk of some unexpected outcome (cleft, premi, sick) for delivery at that age.Amniocentesis is a definitive test for ds and other chromosome issues. If it might alter what you plan for the pregnancy, it has value including preparing for a special needs kid.If it won't, why bother.Some risks are involved.

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