A 29-year-old female asked:
hi if you get blood test results that say your down syndrome screen is intermediate risk (14 weeks pregnant), what does it mean and what must be done? is there reason to worry?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
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 find the problem or exclude it. Intermediate suggests you are more likely to have it than the low risk group. Some would want to know & get the definitive test, either to terminate or prepare for a high risk delivery/baby. Discuss this with the OB.
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
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