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Peter And The Test Tube Babies
Fetal DNA analysis: Harmony by Ariosa Diagnostics 99.9% accurate from 10 wk 0d, trisomy 21, 13, 18, results in 7-10 d. "For expectant parents with a financial need, regardless of insurance status, Ariosa offers assistance to those who qualify based on a sliding fee schedule." 1-855-927-4672. For testing from 9w0d, Natera's Panorama also detects microdeletions, but may be twice as expensive. (650) 249-9090. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If im taking a pregnany test at the doctors and pee some of my urine into the toilet then.into the cup will the results screw up?
No prob: You may have been asked to provide a "mid-stream urine specimen" on a previous occasion, when the doctor was making sure you didn't have a bladder infection. This technique washes out the urethra from contamination and gives a more accurate answer. If you're checking for pregnancy, initial-, mid-, or late-stream urine doesn't matter; because the pregnancy hormone HCG is all mixed in there. ...Read more
4 weeks pregnant, ultrasound done in the ER sac but no baby found, when will my baby be found in the wound?
Iv infertlity problem and live in uk.the nhs is really slow and they just pass the time in tests and check up giving dates after 3months.wht to do
Your choice: As I understand it, there is a parallel cash health care system in the UK for those who can afford it or travel to another country for a work up is a possibility. Otherwise, you need patience and to work through the system. In this country, the US, not all insurances cover infertility at all and many people must pay out of pocket. Sorry we can't fix our insurance systems. ...Read more
Why do most refer to the test for fetal rbcs in the maternal circulation as the k-b test instead of the k-b-b test. What happened to braun?
My doctor want to try (AI) artificial insemination, i have one tube blocked and next tube wt small restricted spill at the end. Is it the best choice?
Twin babies died at 18 weeks in the utero and found out at 21 week,were in the same sac,i only pass 1 placenta is it ok to get pregnant 4 mths after?
Listening / X-ray: The standard method of verifying tube placement includes listening to breath sides on both sides after placement.After securing the tube in place it is routine to have do an x-ray to verify the position. Occasionally, placing a gas monitor to verify exhaled co2 is used in some situations. ...Read more
Low intake of iodine through 17 weeks of pregnancy. Can i pick up the pace from now on or is the damage to my baby done? Prenatal vits don't have it.
Hmmm?: This is unlikely to be a concern unless you are taking medications that affect iodine metabolism (ie certain anti-arrhythmics). Salt is also iodized, people that eat a regular diet in america are rarely iodine deficient. A truly iodine deficient person will have low thyroid hormone and possibly an enlarged thyroid gland as well. ...Read more
How far back into a pregnancy cord blood tests will show meth use? We are foster parents waiting for results on the baby and mom of our foster daughte
Not where we look: If I want to verify type or length of drug exposure in a newborn I check their first poop. The poop begins to form about 12 weeks into pregnancy and it remains metabolically inactive after it forms. It can provide data looking back several months,retaining trace amounts of the drugs. Some specialty labs do hair testing which can also yield data. Blood tests record more recent exposure. ...Read more
If there has been no cocaine use thru the whole 3 trimester. Will the baby show positive on drug test when born?
If there was cocaine use periodically thru the first 2 trimesters.... but none in the 3... Will the baby show clean of drugs or positive when born?
Yes: If there has not been use of cocaine for weeks prior to delivery then the drug screen in the baby's urine or meconium will be negative. However any such drug use in the first 2 semesters when the baby is developing its organs can be devastating to the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Is Panaromic blood test to find the gender of the baby with just 6.78% of fetal fraction cells accurate in detecting the gender of the baby as boy."?
Panoramic: It is told to be 99% accurate. But I have heard of false negatives....purpose is to look for genetic defects. Gender is bonus! ...Read more
In the 28w scan when they didnt get a clear shot of her spine the report said questionable sacrococcygeal open neural tube defect?
Get another scan: Scan quality varies with the equipment used and the experience of the tech.Some physicians spend most of their work day doing high resolution scans that are the most specific for determining what is going on.I would check with the OB and review the scan.See if a better scan is available or what else they can do to confirm what is going on. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. This is actually a good question but it is legal in nature. I recommend that you pose this same question on the legal portion of avvo.Com. It will provide lawyers with an opportunity to provide responses as a public service. ...Read more
How likely can fluid in his ears cause speech/language delays? My son is almost 3 he failed hearing test in the ped's office (the one they use on newborns) due to fluid in his ears. Is this most likely the cause of his delays? Or can the fluid go away o
Middle ear effusion: Persistent middle ear effusion is usually result of recurrent ear infections, adenoids enlargement which may certainly interfere with hearing accuracy and expressive language if not treated. Sometimes antihistamines are helpful however I believe you need to see an ENT who can check hearing at depth in your toddler and come up with a teatment plan one of which may include ear tubes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats the name of the HIV test that can detect the virus straight after an exposure?I'm in lebanon and i'm going to the aubmc hospital to get the test
HIV testing: With a partner of unknown status, HIV testing should be done at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after exposure. It takes time to develop the antibodies to show up with the average of around 25 days. If there is exposure to a known HIV positive person, then you need an urgent visit to a physician to start post exposure prophylaxis (pep) medications right away. ...Read more
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