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Pregnant advised to take triple marker test and fetal marker test. What are these tests for?

Hi, my wife is undergoing 23 weeks of pregnancy. Our Dr. had ask for the Triple marker test but on the day of USG as the duration of pregnancy was 21 weeks 6 days physician said us that the time line has been over for the Test, the test would not be performed. and then Dr. suggested to go for Foetal Echo test. We have done Feotal echo and the outcome was good as per the Dr. who performed the Foetal Echo, even USG report was also fine. My question is how important for us this Triple Marker Test-what we missed? Is there any other chance in future to get the details of the information through some other test what was supposed to find out through this Triple Marker Test, like down syndrome-mental retardation, spina bifida...etc.?


Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thanks for your query.
Triple marker test assesses the risk of the fetus having chromosomal disorders - specifically Trisomy 21 ( downs syndrome ), Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18.
It is a screening test, and based on the risks calculated by the test, further testing and confirmation by amniocentesis ( karyotyping ) is recommended.
if you have missed the test, go for the further advised tests as recommended, and do not stress yourself out over this one particular test.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 22 May 2013
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