Archive for the ‘Prenatal Testing’ Category

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that may be recommended by your health care provider following an abnormal triple test result. Inherited or genetic concerns lead some parents to choose amniocentesis to determine if... more...
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First-Trimester Screening

The First-Trimester Screening is a new, optional non-invasive evaluation that combines a maternal blood screening test with an ultrasound evaluation of the fetus to identify risk for specific chromosomal abnormalities, including Down Syndrome... more...
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Chorionic Villus Sampling: CVS

Chorionic villus sampling often referred to as CVS, is a diagnostic test for identifying chromosome abnormalities and other inherited disorders. This test may be recommended by your health care provider if you... more...
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Ultrasound: Sonogram

What is an Ultrasound Exam? This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman's abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. Although the... more...
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Keepsake Ultrasounds

Commercial keepsake ultrasounds give families a sneak preview of their growing baby. Although these services might create special memories and an opportunity to determine the baby’s gender, the use of... more...
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Glucose Tolerance Test

Pregnant women can develop a condition known as Gestational Diabetes (diabetes brought on by pregnancy) which can pose a risk to both mother and baby. A glucose tolerance test is a common... more...
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Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST)

The Fetal Non-Stress test is a simple, non-invasive test performed in pregnancies over 28 weeks gestation. The test is named “non-stress” because no stress is placed on the fetus during... more...
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Biophysical Profile

The biophysical profile (BPP test) combines an ultrasound evaluation with a non-stress test (NST) and is intended to determine fetal health during the third trimester. This biophysical profile is performed... more...
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Triple Screen Test

Also Known as Triple Test, Multiple Marker Screening and AFP Plus The triple screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for three specific substances: AFP, hCG, and Estriol. AFP:... more...
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