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Pregnant. Tested positive for down syndrome. Scan cost and scan centre?

Hi my wife 30 yr old -in blood test it has been noted postive sign for down syndrome in 14 weeks perganancy-Dr have advised to take a scan report in 18-22 weeks for more info -pls advise how many scan centre in chennai will analyse this problem in detail & how much it will cost -Are we get clear information about baby in this scan ? or we need to do some other tests
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Hello balajiraj.alwarsamy. Thanks for visiting The scan that your doctor is advising is an extensive ultrasound of your fetus. The scan is called a growth scan and it usually gives lots of information about the fetus including but not limited to size, weight, age of the fetus by it's development, and gives a measurement of amniotic fluid levels. It also can show some signs of the developmental changes that are seen in down syndrome which include lowered ears, frontal bone prominence, and some others.

This scan can also usually show you what sex your fetus is as well.

I am not sure how much the scan costs but I hope that the information that I have given you above helps.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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