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My blood test came back positive for spina bifida, does this means my baby will have this.?

My blood test came back positive for spina bifida, does this means my baby will have this.?

NO.: Increased msafp (maternal serum Alpha fetoprotein) is a marker of open fetal defects (spina bifida aperta, encephalocele, gastroschisis, omphalocele, amniotic band sequence, cleft lip/palate) and placental anomalies (accreta, chorioangiomas). The most common reason for a positive screen without prior ultrasound is wrong due date! Relax, talk to your genetic counselor and get a detailed ultrasound! ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

See answer and link: This test may not be able to identify abnormalities or may report a positive result in the presence of mosaicism (which may be confined to the placenta).

http://www. Questdiagnostics. Com/testcenter/testguide. Action? Dc=TH_Panorama_Prenatal_Test ...Read more

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Can the AFP blood test be done during pregnancy at 21 weeks or will this affect the results.?

Can the AFP blood test be done during pregnancy at 21 weeks or will this affect the results.?

Until 20-22 weeks.: Different labs have different cut-offs, however the most appropriate time to check msafp is between 16-20 weeks. Some labs go between 14-21/22 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for klonopin (clonazepam) to not be detected in blood test during pregnancy?

How long does it take for klonopin (clonazepam) to not be detected in blood test during pregnancy?

Quite a while: The half life of this drug is 20-50 hours, which is the time for half of it to be excreted. ...Read more

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Blood test for pregnancy came out positive. Is it 100% accurate? Will I see a baby during ultrasound? Can blood test be false?

Blood test for pregnancy came out positive. Is it 100% accurate? Will I see a baby during ultrasound? Can blood test be false?

Ultrasound to: Confirm pregnancy. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, you may or may not see a baby per se, but ultrasound will confirm pregnancy by showing the gestational sack and related structures. The blood test is nearly 100% accurate. ...Read more

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How many blood test and ultra sound you will have during pregnancy. I am 24 weeks pregnant right now and had 1 blood test and 1 ultra sound.

How many blood test and ultra sound you will have during pregnancy. I am 24 weeks pregnant right now and had 1 blood test and 1 ultra sound.

It is all safe: Ultrasound has no radiation so it is safe. Blood tests are done for evaluation and if there is something your doctor is following, it is done a little more often. You don't lose more blood than you make in the process. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, I write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, I got that I had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so I'm afraid my baby can get an

Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, I write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, I got that I had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so I'm afraid my baby can get an

Confusing wording: I take it your testing said you had CMV in the past. Right? .The testing determines if you had it long ago or within 2 months. If long ago, relax. CMV is only a problem for your baby if you have it for the first time during pregnancy.Once you had it you are immune and any future pregnancy has no CMV risk. ...Read more

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Blood test for spinal bifida?

Blood test for spinal bifida?

MSAFP.: The maternal serum Alpha feto protein (msafp) test is a blood test that can be given to the mother during her pregnancy. If the levels are increased, it should be followed up by two tests - an ultrasound of the fetal spine and amniocentesis of the mother's amniotic fluid (to test for alpha-fetoprotein and acetylcholinesterase). ...Read more

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Blood test to detect spinal bifida in unborn babies?

Blood test to detect spinal bifida in unborn babies?

Screening/ Diagnosis: Screening tests take general populations (pregnant) and selects sub groups that have a higher risk of a problem. The AFP test looks for a material that can show up in the blood & suggest a higher risk of a spina bifida. If the test shows a higher risk, a selective test, like high resolution ultrasound can be done to look for the spina bifida. ...Read more

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If the blood test is negative for pregnancy but I still have symptoms of being pregnant what else could be going on?

If the blood test is negative for pregnancy but I still have symptoms of being pregnant what else could be going on?

What symptoms?: How long after the missed period was the test done? Could it have been done too early? A doctor would need to take a history, perform physical examination, including pelvic ultrasound to give a meaningful opinion. Lab tests need to be interpreted in the total clinical context and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion on fragments of information. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy blood test at 9 DPO and it was negative, is there a chance I could still be pregnant?

I took a pregnancy blood test at 9 DPO and it was negative, is there a chance I could still be pregnant?

Maybe: It could have been too soon. Take it again when you have missed period for 2 days, if the test says it is accurate by then. Follow the instructions exactly! If negative, repeat in a week. If still negative & no period, consider seeing doc for blood pg test. Also, assume you're pregnant until sure you're not & no drugs, alcohol, tobacco, any otc meds or drugs not okayed by doc, Prenatal vit. S OK. ...Read more

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If someone ovulates and concieves and then a week later takes a pregnancy blood test, how accurate will that be?

If someone ovulates and concieves and then a week later takes a pregnancy blood test, how accurate will that be?

Not if it's negative: A positive test is pretty accurate, but a negative test is not reliable that early. It can take 11 days after conception to show a positive blood test result. To make it more complicated, since sperm can live for up to 5 days inside a woman, and ovulation is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly, she can conceive later than she thought, and need to wait longer for a positive result. ...Read more

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What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

Used in several ways: Free beta HCG can be used for screening first trimester pregnancies for fetal aneuploidy (e.g. Down syndrome), to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, to monitor molar pregnancy response to treatment with chemotherapy and as a tumor marker for some rare malignancies. ...Read more

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How much blood is needed to get a blood test for pregnancy?

How much blood is needed to get a blood test for pregnancy?

About 1.0 ml: A usual tube contains about 5 ml which is more than enough for the test. ...Read more

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The blood test for pregnancy can detect in 1 week pregnant?

The blood test for pregnancy can detect in 1 week pregnant?

Likely: A blood test can generally detect elevated beta HCG levels a week after conception. See this site for more information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-tests. ...Read more

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Can I go for pregnancy blood test 7 days after 10, 000 ui pregnyl shot?

To early: You would be testing too early and may test negative even if a pregnancy is there. You should wait at least 2 weeks since HCG injection for more accurate results. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Smith
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Spina Bifida (Definition)

A birth defect involving incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but a risk factor appears to be low levels of folic acid in a woman's body before ...Read more