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Question: My baby's nuchal translucency NT value is 1.6 mm ...and my age is 24 at conception. But my OB prescribed double marker test... is nt value normal?
Answer: hi dear! double marker test is done together with the nt scan . it will check for chromosomal abnormalities. so nt value is perfectly fine. but we also have to check other values like beta hcg and papp-a (pregnancy associated plasma protein a) these come under the dual marker test. so do these test . take care! goodluck!
Question: what is NT scan and dual test? is this is safe for baby? i am so worried about these tests is these tests are painful? plz guide me...plz
Answer: hello.. dear dont worry they are neither painful nor harmful to your baby..The amount of fluid is measured during a nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound scan: between 11 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy. The nuchal translucency (NT) screening is a test done during pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the fluid buildup at the back of the developing baby's neck. If this area is thicker than normal, it can be an early sign of Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or heart problems. Double screen test is done between 10-13 weeks of pregnancy. It assesses the possibility of Down's syndrome, trisomy 18, trisomy 21 in the fetus. Double screen test is a blood test where Free Beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) and PAPP-A (Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein) symptoms are checked in the blood.
Question: Hi my nt scan is perfectly fine but dual marker test shows trisomy 21 high risk (biochemical). The combined reports nt n dual marker is also fine. What are the further tests one should go for to confirm any abnormality
Answer: Go for NIPT test then.