Pregnancy and Ante-natal Care

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  • Tests During Pregnancy
    • Screening Tests
  • Two main screening tests
    • Screening Tests
  • Nuchal Fold Translucency
    • Two main screening tests
    • Triple/Quadruple Test
      • An ultrasound looks at the fold of skin on the back of the babys neck and fluid found there is measured.
        • Nuchal Fold Translucency
        • Excess fluid could indicate downs syndrome
          • Blood screening
            • Only accurate in a single pregnancies that has been accurately dated with early scan.
          • A blood test measuring two hormones: HCG and osetriol and AFP
            • Triple/Quadruple Test
            • If screening test show increase risk of abnormality, diagnostic tests can be done to confirm findings.
              • Chronic Villus Sampling
                • A sample of placenta tissue removed using a hollow needle and ultra sound.
              • Done at 15 to 19 weeks of pregnancy.
              • Gentic Conditions

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