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Why is it important to get a triple check test?
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: ??
Are you pregnant and talking about serum testing for chromosomal problems? If so then it's not that important.
It could help mentally prepare you if a baby has a chromosomal problem. These are increased at your age, but it is not going to change the outcome in ant way i can imagine. I assume this is the test to which you refer, not sure though and discuss this with the person ordering it.

In brief: ??
Are you pregnant and talking about serum testing for chromosomal problems? If so then it's not that important.
It could help mentally prepare you if a baby has a chromosomal problem. These are increased at your age, but it is not going to change the outcome in ant way i can imagine. I assume this is the test to which you refer, not sure though and discuss this with the person ordering it.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Dr. Chevies Newman
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Prenatal diagnosis.
The triple test is a screening test for an increased risk for genetic and/or structural anomalies in the fetus.
An abnormal screen does not necessarily mean there is a definite problem with your baby - but it does warrant further evaluation, usually an amniocentesis or a targeted ultrasound exam by a perinatologist. The results could affect the management of your pregnancy and of your delivery.

In brief: Prenatal diagnosis.
The triple test is a screening test for an increased risk for genetic and/or structural anomalies in the fetus.
An abnormal screen does not necessarily mean there is a definite problem with your baby - but it does warrant further evaluation, usually an amniocentesis or a targeted ultrasound exam by a perinatologist. The results could affect the management of your pregnancy and of your delivery.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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