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Question: Hi my Dr ask me to do NT scan and double marker test. Is it mandatory or optional?

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Question: NT scan & double marker test is it necessary to do?
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Question: Double marker test is necessary??my doctor suggested to do double marker test and NT scan...
Answer: yes dear it is very important because it help in protecting proper well-being of your baby and you will also help in protecting if there is any kind of birth defect of down syndrome in baby so please don't skip it.
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Question: NT scan reports comes normal ..so double marker test is mandatory or optional?
Answer: It is mandatory dear... both results need to come back normal as both are necessary to completely rule out any chromosomal abnormalities in your baby...so please do not skip it..
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