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Guidance on Down's syndrome detection tests during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I need some inputs regarding Genetic counselling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is that you would like to know about this
Doctor :   Genetic Counseling
User :   I & my wife are expecting our first baby, and we have a family history of Down's syndrome
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   ok
User :   We have been advised Amniocentecis or Chorionic Villi Sampling by our Obstetrician
Doctor :   Yes it is esentilal for you to get that done
Doctor :   As it shall be able to tell you about the possibilities of the
User :   I think these invasive procedures might do more harm than good
Doctor :   Down's in your Child
User :   There are certain other markers available in blood tests, which can pick the chances of Down's in ou child by non-invasive measures
Doctor :   Our discussion about your problem may need more than 5 minutes. You will be taken to the payment page after 5 mins trial is over.It's a very nominal cost. After payment, you will be brought back to the chat from where you left it. I will be here to assist you.
User :   Even cost wise these tests are better
Doctor :   No the only possible markers that are available to
Doctor :   are on the Amniocentesis.
Doctor :   Chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
Doctor :   Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS).
Doctor :   all of these are
Doctor :   intervention once and need Needling
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