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Down Syndrome tests
Down Syndrome

Tests could include:

  • Karyotyping
  • Aspiration of blood from fetal umbilical cord
  • History and Physical Exam
  • Removal of tissue from placenta for diagnosis
  • Amniotic Fluid Alpha-1-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test
  • Chromosome Analysis
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
  • Triple Screening Test
  • Unconjugated Estriol Measurement
  • US Scan for Fetal Nuchal Translucency
  • Antenatal Alpha Feto Protein (AFP) Test
  • Quantitative Serum Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Level
  • Fetal DNA Analysis
  • Abdominal aspiration of fluid surrounding fetus for diagnosis
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Measurement of pregnancy associated plasma protein A concentration (procedure)
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Measurement
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Alpha-Fetoprotein Blood Test
  • Estriol Measurement
  • Karyotyping is a lab procedure that helps your doctor examine your chromosomes. Learn why this test is useful and how it's done.
  • 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.
  • Amniocentesis is a procedure in which your doctor removes a small amount of amniotic fluid from your womb to test for genetic abnormalities.
  • Fetal echocardiography allows your doctor to see your unborn child's heart. Learn more about why this test is used and how to prepare.
  • 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.
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