A 30-year-old female asked:
is there a test for celiac disease? if so what is it and can my pcp doctor do it?
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes : Yes . If you are having symptoms then your Pcp can order a screening blood test to chk levels of antibodies which are high in celiac disease. They are endomysial and tissue transglutaminase antibody.if these are high then a referral to a gastroenterologist is needed for biopsy of the intestine.
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ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
Celiac panel: several blood tests can be ordered by your PCP . they include TTGA IgA, EMA IgA and IgA level. More tests can be ordered
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can I expect at a hearing test for my baby?
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Pediatrics 17 years experience
Passing it: Babies should be passing their hearing tests. If failing it at birth then needs repeat test and might need further testing. If fails hearing later on in life, then might be attributed to wax, fluid in ears, infection, or some other abnormality to the inner ear.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What is nuchal translucency screening?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Down screening: Nuchal translucency is measuring the thickness of the baby's neck on an ultrasound in the first trimester. This measurement, along with some bloodwork from the Mom, is a screening test for Down syndrome in the baby. It detects pregnancies that are at increased risk. The only way to know for sure is to do genetic tests on the baby's cells. This can be done with CVS or amniocentesis.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What is a multiple marker screening?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Genetic Screen: A multiple marker screen uses measurements of four analytes (bhcg, estriol, afp, and inhibin-a) to determine the likelihood that a fetus has down syndrome, t16, or t13 (more severe anomalies than downs). It also screens for neural tube defects, but ultrasound has replaced this screen as a superior modality.
Importantly, the test does _not_ tell you if the baby had downs, it only quantifies risk.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Do I need to get nuchal translucency screening?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: You don't need it, but it is offered to parents if they wish to test for certain abnormalities. The guiding principle is how would the results help you? Would you change the outcome of your pregnancy? Would you use the info to research and prepare? Would the info simply scare you and cause excessive worry? If the results would not be beneficial to you, then you may not want to test.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What are the effects of celiac disease on pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Can be minimal: If avoid gluten then your symptoms should be minimal and you can absorb all the nutrients you need by eating a well balanced diet. If you are finding it hard to eat a gluten-free diet, try looking at some cookbooks from southeast asia, such as south india or thailand as these are regions that eat a rice based diet.
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Last updated Sep 16, 2017
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