A 35-year-old member asked:
does a positive blood test for down syndrome mean my baby will be born with it?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
49 years experience Pathology
Too sensitive a: Question. It is not clear what you mean by blood test. If it is a screening test, then you need to get additional tests, like amniocentesis done for a definitive answer. Please discuss the matter with your doctor and i wish you and your baby the best.
Answered on Jun 11, 2012
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
High chance: Positive screening should be confirmed by karyotyping of fetal cells obtained through amniocentesis. Consult your obstetrician for further details.
Answered on Jun 18, 2012
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