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What prenatal paternity test can be done in the last trimester?

What prenatal paternity test can be done in the last trimester?

Several: The presumed father can provide DNA through a blood sample or cheek swab. The only non-invasive, and thus, safest, way to get a sample from the baby before birth is from a blood sample of the mother. The baby's DNA is present in varying amounts beginning as early as the 8th week of pregnancy. Google The American Pregnancy Association for more info. ...Read more

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Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg ?

Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg
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Do another one: If no period in 2 more weeks, do another pregnancy test. If still negative, wait until the next period is due. If no period again and pregnancy test is still negative, see your doc. You may need to have your period induced. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the harmony prenatal test?

What can you tell me about the  harmony prenatal test?

Easy and effective: Blood is drawn from the mother. Fetal dna cells are extracted and tested. This is a noninvasive way of screening for genetic disorders like down syndrome in high risk mothers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a drug test in two days, what works best at gnc?

What to do if I have a drug test in two days, what works best at gnc?

Nothing: There is nothing commercially available that will help you beat a drug test, and no ethical physician would or should tell you even if there were. What to do is to not use illicit drugs when such use puts you at risk - this is the definition of having a drug problem. Modern methods of drug testing will detect pretty much every potential technique for beating it. See your health professional. ...Read more

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Is there a test or scale for measuring depression?

Is there a test or scale for measuring depression?

Yes, several: Several 'screening measures' are online. It doesn't replace a real Dx Eval but can be useful. Mostly for sincerely worried young people who discover that they don't make the first cut - but it you exaggerate at all - it might be hard to get a true answer. A visit to an expert is better for an evaluation. http://psych.med.nyu.edu/patient-care/screening-tests/depression-screening-test ...Read more

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How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous environmental toxins. ...Read more

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I have a smear test thursday no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

I have a smear test thursday  no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding with pain and discharge is of some concern for an infection, which would require evaluation, culture tests, and treatment with antibiotics. Please discuss this with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am a week late having lots of weird symptoms boobs don't really hurt took two tests both neg. Could it be to early for test to pick up?

I am a week late having lots of weird symptoms boobs don't really hurt took two tests both neg. Could it be to early for test to pick up?

No: By that point a upt is generally positive. Check again in a few days but you should see it soon if they were regular before. They can get irregular there, especially if you've been gaining weight, and additional estrogen can cause beast soreness . When people aren't ovulating they can produce more estrogen but do not produce Progesterone needed for a normal period; easiy treatment, todoc if cont. ...Read more

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I've missed my period for 2 months now what does out mean? I went to a dr.Another negative test. She put me on prenatal. Its killing me not knowing.

I've missed my period for 2 months now what does out mean? I went to a dr.Another negative test. She put me on prenatal. Its killing me not knowing.

Many possibilities: This can be from many things. If you are taking a combined oral contraceptive, then the estrogen may not stimulate the lining of your uterus enough for you to have periods. If you are not on contraception and were having periods before, this can be from a hormonal problem, or from anovulation (assuming pregnancy is truly ruled out) and would need a physician evalution after three months. ...Read more

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I'm very nervous to take the AFP prenatal test tomorrow. Why does it have such a high false positive rate?

I'm very nervous to take the AFP prenatal test tomorrow.  Why does it have such a high false positive rate?

Gestational Age: It is an indirect test, in other words it does not test the baby directly like an amniocentesis. Other factors unrelated to the health of the baby can affect it but the most common is that your due date was off by a few days and when that is corrected in the calculation made by the lab its usually fine. ...Read more

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I had a normal first trimester screening and harmony prenatal test. Is an AFP blood test necessary? Can it come back high risk?

I had a normal first trimester screening and harmony prenatal test.  Is an AFP blood test necessary?  Can it come back high risk?

The msAFP is: To assess the risk of open neural tube defects i.e. Spina bifida, which is not tested by harmony or the first trimester screen. It is up to you if you would like to be screened for ntds. Keep in mind that, if detected, these defects can be repaired by a skilled pediatric neurosurgeon while the baby is still inside you. Speak to your obgyn and make an informed decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I would like to know about the InformaSeq prenatal test. How does it work and how accurate is the test? Thanks doctors.

I would like to know about the InformaSeq prenatal test. How does it work and how accurate is the test? Thanks  doctors.

Very accurate!: InformaSeq is a cell-free DNA test. It is cutting edge technology that can detect many chromosome abnormalities as early as 10 weeks gestation just by drawing mom's blood. It can tell you if you have a boy or a girl, detect Down's syndrome, trisomy 13, trisomy 18 and other abnormalities. It can't detect neural-tube defects so you still need MSAFP. Very sensitive and accurate. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the harmony prenatal test?

Easy and effective: Blood is drawn from the mother. Fetal dna cells are extracted and tested. This is a noninvasive way of screening for genetic disorders like down syndrome in high risk mothers. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if there is a prenatal test for the disease achromatopsia or colorblindess?

Does anyone know if there is a prenatal test for the disease achromatopsia or colorblindess?

No: There is not a test available for this. I would recommend discussions with a geneticist before conception to learn the risk of passing the gene on if that is a concern of yours. ...Read more

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I'm very nervous to take the AFP prenatal test tomorrow. Why does it have such a high false positive rate?

Gestational Age: It is an indirect test, in other words it does not test the baby directly like an amniocentesis. Other factors unrelated to the health of the baby can affect it but the most common is that your due date was off by a few days and when that is corrected in the calculation made by the lab its usually fine. ...Read more

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I had a normal first trimester screening and harmony prenatal test. Is an AFP blood test necessary? Can it come back high risk?

The msAFP is: To assess the risk of open neural tube defects i.e. Spina bifida, which is not tested by harmony or the first trimester screen. It is up to you if you would like to be screened for ntds. Keep in mind that, if detected, these defects can be repaired by a skilled pediatric neurosurgeon while the baby is still inside you. Speak to your obgyn and make an informed decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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