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What do you suggest if my doctor didn't find any Down syndrome markers in the ultrasound.am I out of the woods?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

When looking for DS there are a variety of tests used for screening.
An ultrasound looks for features that are commonly found in DS, but are not 100% accurate. Tests that look at the babies chromosome pattern by obtaining fetal cells are the most accurate. When someone is in the low risk category, a negative US is probably adequate. If in a higher risk, a more specific test is advised.

In brief: Maybe

When looking for DS there are a variety of tests used for screening.
An ultrasound looks for features that are commonly found in DS, but are not 100% accurate. Tests that look at the babies chromosome pattern by obtaining fetal cells are the most accurate. When someone is in the low risk category, a negative US is probably adequate. If in a higher risk, a more specific test is advised.
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