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What are the normal levels for a triple test during pregnancy ?

my wife name kalyani age is 26 she is 17weeks pregnant doc advice triple test result in AFP is 1:217 HCG is 1:30121 and Eul is 1:1000 this ia normal?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Feb 2011
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hello venkatesh,

a warm congratulations to you.

the triple test you have mentioned above is done betweeen 15 to 20 weeks to rule out chromosomal abnormalities like downs, edwards syndrome, neural tube defects

as of the values triple test the levels of b hcg will be high and alpha fetoprotein and estriol will be low to diagnose downs syndrome


but however you can get ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis. you can also get the levels of inhibin A, acetlycholinesterase done which adds information to the diagnosis of the type of chromosomal abnormalities

and as of the values you ave put up can be commented on only upon looking into the complete lab report.

usually the association of downs is more in mothers who are more than 30 or who have had previous history of downs children.
as you have mentioned the age of your wife to be 26 i dont think you should worry much. consult an obstretician with your lab reports and getting an additional ultrasound can help.

i wish you good luck and health.

take care

Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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