Down Syndrome tests
Down Syndrome

Tests could include:

  • Karyotyping
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
  • History and Physical Exam
  • Amniotic Fluid Alpha-1-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • 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
  • Amniocentesis
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 test used to determine whether your unborn baby has any genetic abnormalities (genetic amniocentesis) or whether its lungs are developed enough for birth (maturity amniocentesis). Your doctor will use a long, thin needle to coll...
  • Fetal echocardiography is a test used to view your unborn baby's heart, similar to an ultrasound. Your doctor will order this test if he or she needs a better view of your baby's heart before delivery. This exam allows your doctor to view the stru...
  • 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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