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Penta Screen Pregnancy
Penta and Panorama: They are both good tests. The panorama provides personalized risk scores for aneuploidy at 13, 18, 21, x, y and triploidy with the highest combined accuracy in published clinical trials among non-invasive prenatal tests currently available. The penta is a prenatal risk assessment for neural tube defects (ntd), down syndrome, and trisomy 18. ...Read more
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
If i were further along in pregnancy than thought (2 weeks), could my prenatal screens be affected?
Yes: But obstetrician should be able to help correct dates. ...Read more
Could pregnancy trigger breast cancer?I am high risk, and am screened yearly.But could a pregnant cause a genetic bc to grow when otherwise it wouldn't?
Yes and No: Women who are at increased risk for breast cancer can end up getting a breast cancer in pregnancy due to the growth hormones in pregnancy. I don't think pregnancy could 'start' a bc, but can accellerate.Be sure to survey your breasts with self exams and ask dr. To perform exam at beginning of pregnancy as well. Any lump or mass report immediately. This goes for pregnancy as well as postpartum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15-20 weeks: The recommended timeframe is at 15-20 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more
I am 29, 17 weeks pregnant with twins. I had my penta screen and results came back with 1:89 pseudo risk for twins. Is this reliable with multiples?
Probably: Please discuss this with you obstetrician. The penta test is only a screen. Further testing needs to be done to fully evaluate your babies' condition(s). ...Read more
I have sickel traite this my 2nd pregnancy with my 1st my quad screen was positive but baby was healthy it happen again is it due to my sickelcell?
Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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