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What Do The Attached Reports Indicate For The Pregnancy?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Question: Hello Sir,
My wife is 19 weeks 2 days pregnant and i have done her Anomaly scan 3 days back. Want to know what does mean the impression from the attached reports.
What does Triple Marker test suggest, which has been suggested by our current doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The anomaly scan is normal but suggested scan for heart after 3 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

The impression means the following

There is a single live foetus (baby) inside the uterus of age approximately 19 weeks and 2 days.

The baby is in variable presentation means that the baby is moving inside the uterus during the scan. This is normal at 19 weeks 2 days.

The heart of the baby looks normal but since the heart is still developing, it is better to get a fetal echocardiography done after 3 weeks and this will include detailed assessment of the heart. This is just to confirm that the heart is normal.

The triple marker test is a test of maternal blood which is done to measure levels of substances like AFP, hCG, and Estriol. The levels tell us about any risk of genetic defects which are not always visualised on an ultrasound scan.

Regards,
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What Do The Attached Reports Indicate For The Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: The anomaly scan is normal but suggested scan for heart after 3 weeks Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. The impression means the following There is a single live foetus (baby) inside the uterus of age approximately 19 weeks and 2 days. The baby is in variable presentation means that the baby is moving inside the uterus during the scan. This is normal at 19 weeks 2 days. The heart of the baby looks normal but since the heart is still developing, it is better to get a fetal echocardiography done after 3 weeks and this will include detailed assessment of the heart. This is just to confirm that the heart is normal. The triple marker test is a test of maternal blood which is done to measure levels of substances like AFP, hCG, and Estriol. The levels tell us about any risk of genetic defects which are not always visualised on an ultrasound scan. Regards,