This test measures the levels of PAPP-A (Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein) and bhcG (Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin). The test is usually recommended for pregnant women above the age of 35 years to avoid the risk of delivering a baby with Down's syndrome. The test also aids in the screening any abnormalities in the developing fetus.
Why get tested?
This test is done to detect
1. Trisomy 18
2. Down’s syndrome
3. The family history of any of the genetic syndromes
In case the test is positive, further medical procedures may be performed to find the problem.
What it measures?
Double Marker Test helps to measure the levels of b-hCG and Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein (PAPP-A) in the bloodstream with the ultrasound test.
This test includes
Free Beta HCG
Pregnancy associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A)
• No specific preparation is required for the test. However, it is recommended that the patients must tell their doctors about any medication they have been taking to avoid getting falsified results.
• It is advised to carry the latest pregnancy ultrasound report, so that the doctor may have a clear idea of the condition.