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When should I repeat my triple marker test?

Need more info: The triple marker test is used to screen for chromosomal problems. Usually if it is abnormal further testing is done but the actual triple marker test is not repeated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Triple marker test on 15.6 week of preg. shows AFP 29.04ng/ml 0.67MoM, uE3 .98ng/ml 1.17MoM, hCG 48.10iu/ml 1.26MoM, Down;s risk 1:374, shud i worry?

Sounds normal : If your risk was 1:374 that sounds like a normal result. You can contact the ordering physician and seek clarification if you are in doubt but it sounds like your testing was normal ...Read more

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Does low hemoglobin and anemia cause low estriol and low AFP in triple marker test ?

Does low hemoglobin and anemia cause low estriol and   low AFP in triple marker test

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Low estriol /anemia: It should not. Need to see maternal fetal medicine specialist and have targeted ultrasound. ...Read more

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Whats significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Whats significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Problematic: the laboratory may not have known that this was a twin pregnancy. Ask to see the laboratory report, with regard the accuracy of the risk calculations in a twin pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Depends: The fourth month, or 16 weeks, is usually a time when genetic testing for down's syndrome is performed. Not all patients want this testing. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Anatomy Scan: If a quad screen or Alpha fetal protein not done, that's usually the latest time. An anatomy scan is usually done between 19-20 weeks. (sonogram). ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

FBG and OGTT: Fbg is fasting blood glucose (sugar) and ogtt is an oral glucose tolerance test. For the ogtt, a woman comes in fasting, drinks a sweet liquid with a set amount of glucose. Blood is drawn just before the woman drinks the glucose solution, and at several time points afterwards for up to 3 hours (~ 4 draws total). Having a high glucose for two of the readings means she has gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What is strep test during pregnancy and when is it done?

What is strep test during pregnancy and when is it done?

GBS: The strep test is performed between 34 and 37 weeks and is looking for Group B beta streptococcus colonization. This bacteria is the #1 cause of blood infection in newborns (sepsis). E. coli being #2. Women who are positive should get antibiotics during labor. It is not usually an issue for the pregnant women herself, which is why we just treat once in labor. ...Read more

Marker (Definition)

A "marker" is a protein or enzyme that can represent a disease process. Some markers are specific for a particular disease, while ...Read more