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What the difference between the penta screen and panorama test?

What the difference between the penta screen and panorama test?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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What percentage of patients do prenatal genetic screening?

What percentage of patients do prenatal genetic screening?

Unknown: There are no solid statistics on this issue. If one is against pregnancy termination, then there is no need to do any prenatal testing at all as this testing is to indicate the risk of a defective infant. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there a mental screening test type?

There are many: Many screening tools are available to assess mental health. Survey tests help identify dementia, bipolar disease, attention deficit disorders and others. Generally these are used when there is a worry about a particular problem, but there is good evidence that all adults should be screened for unrecognized depression. For more info on proven screening tests, check out the Prevention Checklist app. ...Read more

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ENA test screened for SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Scl-70 & Jo-1. Negative result. I'm ok?

ENA test screened for SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Scl-70 & Jo-1. Negative result. I'm ok?

May be: Why were these tests done? You must have had some symptoms for your doctor to order these tests. Negative results on blood tests are not an assurance that there is no disease. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. ...Read more

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What happens if I failed my drug screen would they still do a back assessement test?

What happens if I failed my drug screen would they still do a back assessement test?

UDS: If suspect false positive screen, or as determined by the requester. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i failed my drug screen would they still do a back assessement test?

Dont understand ?: If you are being evaluated for workman's compensation or something like that, I don;t imagine the results of whatever drug testing they did would have much to do with whether they did a complete evaluation or not. If it was a pain program, the drug testing should ONLY be done to determine risks of giving you controlled substances, not whether they are going to treat you or not. ...Read more

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What is screened for during a hazmat baseline blood test. Drugs? Are drung screened during those type test?

What is screened for during a hazmat baseline blood test. Drugs? Are drung screened during those type test?

Let me explain: Health/work history review physical exam targeting systems that could be affected by hazardous chemicals lab work will also be checked hepatitis b vaccinations hearing testing pulmonary function testing chest x-rays ecg (electo-cardio-gram) drug testing is included in the lab work. ...Read more