A 36-year-old male asked:
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my wife is 13weeks pregnant and we have done the blood test for down syndrome and the results came back with the following 1:190. please advice and give guidance on what else can we done to get a more confirmed result.

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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 baby be examined for chromosomes. In the USA they have a test as early as 10 wks where fetal cells are found in mothers blood & studied(NIPS). Older method amnionic villus sampling or amniocentesis can do it. Unsure what is available there.
Answered on Jan 20, 2019
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