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Prenatal Nonstress Testing (Overview)

Non-Stress Test (NST) The purpose of the NST is to confirm that the baby is healthy. It is based on the principle that the heart rate of healthy babies will periodically rise. During a non-stress test, you will be hooked up to a fetal monitor just like the one you will have when you're in labor. You will not be given any medication to stimulate or cause movement of the baby or contractions of the uterus _ that


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How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

Depends on risk: Prenatal care involves regular OB visits, but prenatal testing ranges from general screening (level i ultrasound, triple/quad/integrated screen, amniocentesis chromosomes) to gene tests when a prior child was affected--usually at 10-18 weeks . Realize that triple/quad/integrated screen looking for down syndrome markers is inaccurate, sometimes leading to amnio and termination. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Prenatal Nonstress Testing (Overview)

Non-Stress Test (NST) The purpose of the NST is to confirm that the baby is healthy. It is based on the principle that the heart rate of healthy babies will periodically rise. During a non-stress test, you will be hooked up to a fetal monitor just like the one you will have when you're in labor. You will not be given any medication to stimulate or cause movement of the baby or contractions of the uterus _ that


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What website can tell me about antenatal testing.?

What website can tell me about antenatal testing.?

The Mayo Clinic. : The mayo clinic offers a comprehensive guide to the types of tests that can be given in the prenatal period. It can be found here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prenatal-testing/my01403. ...Read more

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My pastor told me to avoid prenatal testing since I would just worry and not act on the information. Should i?

My pastor told me to avoid prenatal testing since I would just worry and not act on the information. Should i?

Your decision: Whether to do prenatal testing or not is your decision, and not your pastor's. It can certainly cause some worry, but so can not knowing whether something is wrong with a baby. And whether to act on the information is also a very personal decision. Even very religious people sometimes choose to terminate a pregnancy if they know that a baby is going to die or have a very limited life. ...Read more

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Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Minority of cases: Performing tests may find potential problems which might benefit from interventions or early delivery. Pregnancies requiring or benefitting from cesarian delivery i.e. Placenta previa or breech presntations. Can begin planning for chidren with special needs & identify support groups and resources. Some parents to be can not face the future with child with major deformities requiring fulltime care. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair work?

How does drug testing using hair work?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair works?

How does drug testing using hair works?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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Is prenatal testing safe? I need to know out if two men who the dad is

Is prenatal testing safe? I need to know out if two men who the dad is

First do This: Before you do that go to this web page: http://www.Babymed.Com/conception-calculator. Play around with the dates to see if you can narrow it down to a five day window of possibility. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done. My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal. My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low. I have all of the

Is it possible to get a false negative on a zinc toxicity test? I had zinc, copper and lead testing done.  My zinc results in blood and urine were at the high end of normal.  My lead was negative but my copper results came back as low.  I have all of the

Any : Any test has a risk of being a false negative or even false positve for that matter. Heavy metal toxicity/poisoning is a very difficult issue, and has been a challenge for a lot of doctors. I recommend you consult a medical toxicologist. These doctors specialize in poison and metal toxicity. If you have already done so, i suggest a second opinion by another doctor in the field. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a pituary tumor life threatening ? Symptoms and blood work possibly suggest I have one ? Seeing an endocrinologist soon for further testing

Is a pituary tumor life threatening ? Symptoms and blood work possibly suggest I have one ? Seeing an endocrinologist soon for further testing

Usually not: Pituitary tumors are rarely immediately life threatening. One situation that can be very cataclysmic is pituitary apoplexy. This is where the normal pituitary gland is "wiped out" by hemorrahage or bleeding from the tumor that then leads to compression of the normal gland. Loss of cortisol function can be devastating. Excessive growth hormone or cortisol can be life threatening in the long run. ...Read more

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I have to have urodynamic testing does it hurt?

I have to have urodynamic testing does it hurt?

Overview: Most urodynamic tests involve catheter insertion into the urethra. The urologist will then measure several aspects of function and flow of the urine and bladder. Not usually severe pain, sedation is not required. A lubricant is typically placed on the catheter which is small enough to pass through the urethra. Possibly pressure and slight discomfort. They will typically make you comfortable ...Read more

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I'm 20 days late I last tested about 3 days ago and negative result am I testing too soon ?

I'm 20 days late I last tested about 3 days ago and negative result am I testing too soon ?

No, not to soon: Most home pregnancy tests are very accurate after 5-7 days of missing your period. It appears that you have had several negative tests. I would suggest a blood test for confirmation and a consult with your physician for possible other reasons for not having your period. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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What is a good means of testing if I am going blind?

What is a good means of testing if I am going blind?

Annual eye exam: Yearly eye exams can help you maintain good vision, although it may be with glasses. Early detection of certain etiologies can help prevent blindness. ...Read more

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What testing comes next when u have a high a st test?

What testing comes next when u have a high a st test?

Liver is Sick: Lots. Infection, Iron levels, The variety of Hepatitis viruses, and possible ultrasound. If you are drinking alcohol you must stop. If you are using any products with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetominophen you must stop. ...Read more

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What is noninvasive prenatal testing (nipt)?

What is noninvasive prenatal testing (nipt)?

Fetal DNA: Testing for free fetal DNA is available for detection of trisomies either from 9 weeks 0 days or 10 weeks 0 days, the latter being much less expensive. The results are available in 7 to10days with 99.99% accuracy. Both ACMG and FACOG recommend confirmation of an abnormal result with either amniocentesis or CVS. other non-invasive tests include fetal ultrasonography and prenatal screening. ...Read more

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What is non-invasive prenatal paternity testing?

What is non-invasive prenatal paternity testing?

NIPP: Non invasive paternity testing is a technology based on detection of fetal cells in the mother's blood. A variety of specialty labs offer this service and cite the ability to find such results as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy. Traditional testing requires fetal cells from invasive procedures like sampling amniotic fluid by needle or the placental cells. ...Read more

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How often do I need to go in for prenatal testing?

Depends on risk: Prenatal care involves regular OB visits, but prenatal testing ranges from general screening (level i ultrasound, triple/quad/integrated screen, amniocentesis chromosomes) to gene tests when a prior child was affected--usually at 10-18 weeks . Realize that triple/quad/integrated screen looking for down syndrome markers is inaccurate, sometimes leading to amnio and termination. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Is prenatal testing available for every recessive disease?

No: There are now hundreds of recessive diseases for which prenatal testing is available, and more are being added all the time, but there are thousands of recessive diseases, most of them quite rare. ...Read more

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Is there a noninvasive prenatal paternity testing company that is credible?

Is there a noninvasive prenatal paternity testing company that is credible?

Unlikely : The key words of your question are credible and non-invasive.There are reports of maternal blood being used for screening, yet this technology is far from being accepted in court. Samples of the fetal membranes (cvs) or amniocentesis are accepted methods, but both pose some risk to mother and baby. Most paternity issues are handled by off site labs, hospitals or patients can obtain the test kits. ...Read more

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Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Minority of cases: Performing tests may find potential problems which might benefit from interventions or early delivery. Pregnancies requiring or benefitting from cesarian delivery i.e. Placenta previa or breech presntations. Can begin planning for chidren with special needs & identify support groups and resources. Some parents to be can not face the future with child with major deformities requiring fulltime care. ...Read more