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When you get maternal serum screen where do they get blood from?

When you get maternal serum screen where do they get blood from?

From a maternal vein: From a peripheral vein of the mother, as for other blood tests in general. ...Read more

Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Why should I get the maternal serum screen if unwilling to have amnio or abortion?

Why should I get the maternal serum screen if unwilling to have amnio or abortion?

No reason: If you have strong and unchangeable objections to amniocentesis or pregnancy termination, then the information from a screen is of no benefit and you should refuse. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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What does high papp-a value indicates? I had my maternal serum screen test done. Got papp-a value 7.7miu/ml nd corr.Mom 6.75.Free beta hCG mom is 0.76

What does high papp-a value indicates? I had my maternal serum screen test done. Got papp-a value 7.7miu/ml nd corr.Mom 6.75.Free beta hCG mom is 0.76

Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should see the word "normal" or "abnormal" written on the results. This represents the mathematical calculation of the test from each of those numbers you mentioned. ...Read more

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Do all patient need a maternal serum AFP level test?

Do all patient need a maternal serum AFP level test?

MSAFP: Most women elect to have an msafp since it screens for neural tube defects, which can be very severe birth defects. The test is only done in the second trimester of pregnancy. Some women elect not to have the test. ...Read more

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Am 31yrs old, was 15wks when did my quad screening&it came back negative, saying its 1:131 for ds, 1:630 for maternal age.What does that mean?

Am 31yrs old, was 15wks when did my quad screening&it came back negative, saying its 1:131 for ds, 1:630 for maternal age.What does that mean?

Double check: Usually a quadruple screen is reported positive if the risk comes back higher than 1 in 250, which is the risk of down's syndrome for a pregnancy woman 35 years of age. For your age, the average risk of down's syndrome is being reported at 1 in 630. ...Read more

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Maternal serum screen2 test.Papp-a value 7.7 miu/ml and mom is 6.75.Then hcg, free beta is 45.90ng/ml mom is 0.76. Nt mom is 0.61.Normal? Boy or girl?

Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should see the word "normal" or "abnormal" written on the results. This represents the mathematical calculation of the test from each of those numbers you mentioned. ...Read more

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What is first trimester screening and maternal fetal medicine?

What is first trimester screening and maternal fetal medicine?

Ob terms: 1st trimester screening are any tests done during a pregnancy during the first 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. This can include ultrasounds. blood tests and others. Maternal fetal medicine is a subspecialty of obstetrics. It's also often called "perinatology". These are obstetricians who go on to do additional training in the management of high risk pregnancies. ...Read more

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Why would I need a serum ACE measurement?

Why would I  need a serum ACE measurement?

Rule out pregnancy: I think you mean a HCG test, which is a pregnancy test. I am unaware of any ace test. But maybe someone else nows better than me and can also answer this question. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum?

What is the definition or description of: serum?

Blood: Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an proteins among its components. ...Read more

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MY BILIRUIN,TOTAL SERUM IS 1.6 AND HOW REDUCE IS SIR?

MY BILIRUIN,TOTAL SERUM IS 1.6 AND HOW REDUCE IS SIR?

The question is why?: A total serum bilirubin is a little higher than the usual range in people. The question is why... meaning one needs to find out why. A total bilirubin of 1.6 is fine in certain people or in certain situations, but is a sign of disease in other people or in other situations. One can work with his primary care doctor to first find out why. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more