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Triple Marker Test During Pregnancy
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
My doc suggested triple marker test but my LMP is nt known as i gt preg after 2 mnths after last LMP.Lab is refusing fr test.Plz suggest?
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
Low estriol /anemia: It should not. Need to see maternal fetal medicine specialist and have targeted ultrasound. ...Read more
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
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
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