Amniocentesis

What is Amniocentesis?

Amniocentesis (also referred to as amniotic fluid test or AFT) is a medical procedure used in prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities and fetal infections,and also used for sex determination.

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My sister is 42 years old. Done a triple test and trisomy 21 risk is found .Please give an expert advice

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amniocentesis should be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
I have reviewed the triple test serum screening report.
If the risk of trisomy 21 or Down syndrome is found high in the serum screening, then the next step is to...

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Hello doctor, I have a question about a test result. In the first trimester blood test I got a 1:2836 for downs syndrome and 1:10000 for other trisomies. The NT scan at 12 weeks was 1.5 mm and the nasal bone was present from 10 weeks onwards. My question is if it's ok not to do an amniocentesis. I'm 24 years old.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amniocentesis not indicated

Detailed Answer:
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Dear Ms

Amniocentesis is definitely not indicated

I would explain you and assign you the reason.

1. The risk of trisomy depends on maternal age: Higher the age of mother, more the risk....

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My sister is 42 years old. Done a triple test and trisomy 21 risk is found .Please give an expert advice

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amniocentesis should be done

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
If the risk of trisomy 21 or Down syndrome is found high in the serum screening, then the next step is to confirm the diagnosis by doing amniocentesis and getting...

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I m 26 year old female and I got my double marker reports, Please tell me that my report is normal or not? and is there any risk of down syndrome to my baby according to reports.I m attaching reports with it, please tell me is my reports normal or not?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
report is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
The report shows low risk for trisomy 21 , 18 and 13 . So the double marker test is normal and doesn't show any high risk for down's syndrome at all. There is no need for any amniocentesis to confirm at all. Your...

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Hello Dr. XXXXXXX

My wife has quadruple test and the result was positive for trisomy 21, down syndrome. So, we have opted for amniocentesis along with FISH test. Yesterday we got the result of FISH test which was negative. So, can we take this as confirmation and proceed with having the baby or do we have to wait for the complete amniocentesis result? She is now in 19th week and it will take 3 more weeks for the result to come so I am worried if we decide to drop can that be done in 22nd week?
Please advice.

Thank You.


Best Regards,
XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to worry now

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr. Kranthi, I'm so happy for you seeing normal report.
Yes you can take it confirmatory and there is no need of any other test now.
Juat relax and take care.
If possible just update the amniocentesis report to me.
All the...

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Hello doctor, I have a question about a test result. In the first trimester blood test I got a 1:2836 for downs syndrome and 1:10000 for other trisomies. The NT scan at 12 weeks was 1.5 mm and the nasal bone was present from 10 weeks onwards. My question is if it's ok not to do an amniocentesis and if everything seems ok. I'm 24 years old.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it is ok not to do amniocentesis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Your baby and you are perfectly fine.

You are 24 yrs old, with normal NT scan and nasal bone at 10weeks of gestation.

I do not see a reason for you to undergo amniocentesis. Your risk for downs and other trisomies is also...

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Hi,

My wife 13 week pregnant had undergone Genetic testing (blood test) during here first trimester. I am attaching the results of it. I am very worried of it, can you analyse it and let me know?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Increased risk of Down syndrome, requires amniocentesis

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
I have reviewed the report of the double marker test.
It shows the increased risk of Down syndrome or trisomy 21 in the fetus, and hence...

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my friend wife is in the family way (@4months). the gynaecologist advised some tests. report attached.
what is the meaning and your advice on the report. will it be ok if they go ahead & have the baby?
regards
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amniocentesis required

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I saw the report and understand the increased risk of trisomy 21 as per report.

The combined risk of blood test and ultrasound is high as per reports attached.

She needs to undergo amniocentesis to analyze the accurate risk for the baby...

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Hi i got triple marker test report today, Please tell me the risk of down syndrome to my baby according to this reports, Please tell me that reports are normal or not? what should i do? i have attached reports with it

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
amniocentesis advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM. It is a high risk pregnancy for trisomy 21, iwas it a spontaneous pregnancy or if induces.please...

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After IVF Embryo Transfer, How can I come to know that the Sperm is really mind and egg is really of my wife.

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Brief Answer:
DNA analysis

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Once the pregnancy occurs after the embryo transfer, the only way to confirm that the sperm and ovum belong to you both is by genetic and DNA analysis of the fetus in pregnancy,...

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