Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Last month i went for double marker test...it was ok...bt now my Dr again saying for triple marker...why it is so??
Answer: Hello! It is a regular test whcih everyone is asked to do. There is no problem in that.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.
Question: My double marker test is low risk is it ok?
Answer: The double marker test is suggested for a pregnant women above 35 years of age who carry a high risk of delivering a child with Down's syndrome. However, it is recommended even for younger age women. This test helps in the detection of pre-birth conditions of the fetus and is usually done after 8 weeks of pregnancy up to 14 weeks. This test detects any kind of chromosomal abnormalities that might occur after the conception occurs.
So its a GOOD NEWS that u r at a low risk..🙂
Question: i had high risk in double marker test...now suggested to go for aminotesis test,pls suggest.
Answer: if the report shows high risk of having down syndrome please go for further test for confirmation. you should go for next level test dear.