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Question: Is triple marker test compulsory??
Answer: Dear this test is done to find your baby's DNA in your blood and check it for Down syndrome and two other genetic conditions, trisomy 18 and trisomy 13. You can have this done after 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Doctors don't recommend it for every woman, usually only those who have a high-risk pregnancy. So may be that is why your doctor is recommending it for you. Hope it helps.
Question: What is triple marker test?
Answer: Hello mother, A triple test checks levels of the following markers in the mother's blood - 1.Alphafoetoprotein(afp) 2.Human chorionic gonadotropin(hcg) 3.unconjugated estriol(E3) Based on the levels of these 3 markers, we can diagnose 1.Down's syndrome 2.Edward's syndrome 3.neural tube defects (spina bifida) 4.multiple pregnancies (twins) 5.other chromosomal abnormalities This test is usually done during 16-18th weeks. If the result shows' low risk 'then the test is negative. If the result shows' high risk 'then the test is positive. Don't worry most of the the pregnancies are low risk. Even if test shows' high risk ', it does not compulsarily mean the baby is affected. Incase of high risk result, further tests such as amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling is done to confirm the diagnosis. Take care. Enjoy your pregnancy 🤰 ☺ Dr. Shaheen
Question: what is triple marker test
Answer: Hello ! Triple marker test is the extension of double marker and looks for AFP, hCG, and Estriol. AFP: alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that is produced by the fetus. hCG: human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced within the placenta Estriol: estriol is an estrogen produced by both the fetus and the placenta The triple screen test is performed between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy. Low levels of AFP and abnormal levels of hCG and estriol may indicate that the developing baby has Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18 or another type of chromosome abnormality.