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Pregnant. Ultrasound showed echogenic intracardic focus. Will triple marker test be positive?

I am 22 week +5 days pregnant, in my last week ultrasound a small echogenic intracardic focus of 2mm is been seen no such other abnormalities are found. I have done my triple marker test today but it is should done before 22 week. Will the result be positive? what else can i do for its diagnosis? Am i need to be worry?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for your query
Echogenic intracardiac focus (EIF) is a small bright spot seen in the baby’s heart on an ultrasound exam.
EIFs , isolated by themselves have no impact on health or heart function, unless associated with chromosomal anomalies like Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 21.
These anomalies and others can be picked up by amniocentesis.
The triple marker test , if positive, indicates a high risk of associated anomalies.
The amniocentesis will confirm the presence of certain chromosomal anomalies
With a normal triple test and a negative amniocentesis, an isolated echogenic cardiac focus need not cause you any worry
Take care
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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