Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Hi after NT scan value of 1.8, doc havent suggested double marker test. Is that fine?
Answer: The normal range of NT scan is 1.3 - 2.9 mm. This test helps to identify chromosomal abnormalities like congenital heart diseases and down's syndrome. since the NT scan showed no abnormalities the doctor have not suggested double marker test. Nothing to worry about it. Usually test or scans are suggested based on the requirement especially there is a doubt regarding certain aspect.
Question: PAPP-A is 0.43 in double marker test. Is it okay ??
Answer: Dear you PAPP-A is a bit less . So a normal papp a should be >0.5. But your is less you you need frequent scan to know the growth of baby also there will be more test . So please dont miss any doctor visit and take all scans as prescribed by doctor..
Question: my doctor asked me for quadruple test......my double marker test report is.......free b hcg is 0.446 MoM
papp-a is 0.191 MoM.......is everything normal?
Answer: The test is a screening test only, and is not 100% accurate. ... The fact that it is not 100% accurate means that not all women who have a positive high risk result on the quad screen will have a fetus with a birth defect, and the test may also be normal even in the presence of birth defects.
It's important to remember that a quadruple screening test is simply a screening test. The test uses four chemical markers made by the pregnancy plus your age to assess your personal risk. For example, an increased risk for Downs syndrome could be 1 in a 100 based on the test. This is saying there is a 1 percent chance your baby has Downs syndrome and a 99 percent chance that it doesn’t. You need to remember that an abnormal test certainly doesn't mean your baby has a chromosomal issue and a normal test doesn't mean there is nothing to worry about either.
These tests are very useful to us as physicians as it allows us to focus on the children that have a slightly greater risk for having the anomaly so we can explore the potential issues further. Instead of asking if your test was normal, you should ask what your risk is.
The normal result for Double Marker for Free Beta hCG is 25700-288000 mIU/ml for Female gender and for All age groups. PAPP-A (pregnancy assosciated plasma protein A) is 1 MoM (multiple of median) for Female gender and for All age groups.
so its better to talk with your doctor about this.. trust and follow your doctor suggestion..