is TRIPLE Test?
is the testing of Mother’s blood during pregnancy to learn the
probability for certain birth defects like Down’s syndrome and Spina
are these diseases?
are explained in the next section.
it is recommended ?
is a part of routine testing in medical care of pregnant women of all
ages. It is now accepted worldwide as a routine procedure.
during the pregnancy triple test is done?
is done between 14 to 20 weeks. It is generally not advised after 21
does the TRIPLE test measure?
three tests are studied. The results are subjected to complex evaluation
through a sophisticated software. In
simple terms, if this probability is high, result is termed as abnormal.
an abnormal test result mean genetic disease in the child ?
The test does not diagnose the defect, it merely indicates higher risk. It
has to be followed up by diagnostic tests if abnormal.
negative test exclude the diagnosis?
False negative rate is around 5 percent.
what are the benefits of Triple test?
For the great majority of cases, it provides the reassurance that
these genetic abnormalities are highly unlikely. It also provides more
information whether to do further studies for specific genetic
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