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Down Syndrome tests
Down Syndrome

Tests could include:

  • Karyotyping is a laboratory procedure that allows a physician to examine a patient's set of chromosomes. "Karyotype" also refers to the actual collection of chromosomes being examined. Examining these chromosomes through karyotyping allows your ph...
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  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS), also known as chorionic villus biopsy, is a type of test performed during pregnancy to determine if an unborn child is at risk for congenital defects. During the procedure, the physician takes a sample of the chori...
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  • The triple marker screen test analyzes how likely an unborn baby is to have certain genetic disorders. It is also known as a multiple marker test.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Amniocentesis is a procedure in which your doctor removes a small amount of amniotic fluid from your womb to test for genetic abnormalities.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fetal echocardiography allows your doctor to see your unborn child's heart. Learn more about why this test is used and how to prepare.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test that measures the amount of AFP present in your blood. The yolk sac and liver of an unborn baby produce AFP.
    Source:HLCMS
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