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What does quad screen tell you about twins?

What does quad screen tell you about twins?

Not much.: Serum screening for twins is not very accurate. If you are concerned about down syndrome in twins, invasive prenatal diagnosis or non-invasive cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood are better options for you. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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When do you have a quad screen?

When do you have a quad screen?

2nd trimester: The 'quad screen' is a screening test that detects levels of four different hormones/proteins in your body. From these levels, your doctor can assess your risk for chromosomal problems/neural tube defects. This test is offered to pregnant women during the 2nd trimester from weeks 15-20. ...Read more

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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?

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?

HCG: The HCG is the same test. However, the hcg at the beginning of pregnancy is very variable. When you have the test doen in the second trimester, it is looking for markers for Down's Syndrome and risk rates. So, it does not necessarily mean your quad screen will be elevated again. ...Read more

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What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34 ue3 096 hcg 3.16 in-a2.37

What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values   AFP  1.34
ue3  096
hcg  3.16
in-a2.37

Interpretation: The quad screen results should have an interpretation based on the absolute numbers taking into account a number of factors including maternal age, ethnicity, weight at time of collection. There should be a calculated risk on the report. ...Read more

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My quad screen results came back as low-risk overall, but my hCG mom was .39. Should i be worried about this? What could it mean?

My quad screen results came back as low-risk overall, but my hCG mom was .39. Should i be worried about this? What could it mean?

Discuss: There are various theories with the quad screen and low HCG levels. Some maternal fetal docs will quote studies about possible increase risks to the pregancy. Talk with your doctor because rarely do problems with the baby occur. Do not get overly concerned though. ...Read more

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25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

25wk fetal boy; us shows eif, and both dilated kidneys 5.2mm/5.8mm pyelectasis, normal quad screen testing, should I be worried? Is this serious?

On the fence. If : There were > 2 markers, especially if they included nuchal thickening ; hyperechoic bowel , your OB would have offered a genetic amniocentesis to rule out aneuploidy, an abnormal # of fetal chromosomes. Ask to see a fetal-maternal medicine specialist who can review fetal growth ; markers, do a super-high-tech fus ; maybe a fetal echocardiogram. Then make an informed decision about amnio. ...Read more

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What is the quad screen test?

What is the quad screen test?

Genetic screening: The quad screen measures 4 different substances in the mother's blood and calculates the statistical likelihood of the baby being affected by various abnormalities such as down syndrome and spina bifida. This is a screening test only and does not tell you if the baby does or does not have the condition. If it is positive, it may help you and your doctor decide if additional tests are needed. ...Read more

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When do you have a quad screen?

2nd trimester: The 'quad screen' is a screening test that detects levels of four different hormones/proteins in your body. From these levels, your doctor can assess your risk for chromosomal problems/neural tube defects. This test is offered to pregnant women during the 2nd trimester from weeks 15-20. ...Read more

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On the form for my quad screen test it said i was 13w3d. But i was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the t on the form for my quad screen test it said i was 13w3d. But i was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the

On the form for my quad screen test it said i was 13w3d. But i was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the t on the form for my quad screen test it said i was 13w3d. But i was really 17w when the form was ordered and about 18w when the

I : I can understand your concern. Gestational age can be calculated by dates, but can also be calculated by size of the fetus on an ultrasound. Please go over this report with your doctor. It is important that you ask this and discuss it as it is very important. Please call your doctor or talk to their nurse and ask to discuss this issue. ...Read more

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What does quad screen tell you about twins?

Not much.: Serum screening for twins is not very accurate. If you are concerned about down syndrome in twins, invasive prenatal diagnosis or non-invasive cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood are better options for you. ...Read more