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Can a nbl of 5.15 at a gestational age of 20 weeks, be an indication of down syndrome? even if there are no other signs and symptoms. keeping in mind genetics such as a shorter nose on the mothers side.

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Dr. Kevin thomas Abraham
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Risk Stratification: The risk assessment antenatally for genetic abnormalities is a specialised endeavour ideally performed by a specialist Obstetrician or Materno-foetal specialist. The process of determining risk involves a multitude of factors including age, ultrasound soft and hard markers, maternal and paternal phenotype amongst others. The specific NBL is only one marker, and not a definitive indication.

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