PAP A Amp HCC TEST FOR DOWN SYNDROME

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JENNA2383 - January 26

HEY GUYS IM 23 YEARS OLD, IM ALMOST 4MONTHES PREGNAUT.... I HAD THIS TEST DONE CALLED THE PAP A & HCC TEST, ITS LIKE THE AFP TEST BUT I GUESS ITS A NEWER VERSION OF IT, ONLY BEEN OUT FOR 2 OR 3 YEARS NOW.... ANYWAYS.... THEY DID AN ULTRASOUND ON ME, TO MEASURE THE NECK OF THE BABY FOR DOWNSYNDROME, THAT CAME OUT PERFECT! BUT MY BLOOD WORK CAME OFF... ITS SHOWING THAT IM 1-45, WHICH IS A HIGH RISK OF HAVING A DOWN SYNDROME BABY.... I'VE HEARD THAT THESE TESTS ARE ABNORMAL, HAS ANYBODY TOOK THE SAMETEST LIKE I DID?????? AN ANYBODY HAVE FALSE RESULTS??? I AM GETTIN DONE THE AMNO, KINDA SCAIRD... PLEASE HELP!

 

Tammy276 - January 29

A lot of woman opt NOT to have these tests done because there is a high chance of getting a false positive, which freaks woman out for no reason.

 

DownbutnotOUT - January 30

ask to haev an endepth u/s done for downsyndrome its where the check for the 6 soft markers of downs not just the 1.

 

Iwant8 - February 8

I know 3 people that had this test come back with abnormal results and all 3 of them had NORMAL babies. It is highly irregualr in a lot of cases! Don't worry till you have too! Good Luck!

 

moescrilla - February 9

my best friend had a false positive. I didnt even have the triple screening done just in case it did come back positive. I didnt want to worry myself for months before the baby was born. Plus, I'd keep the baby anyway, no matter what, so there was no point.

 

luckymiranda - June 4

i had the same thing happen to me with my daughter with the blood test....the test is not really positive...because mothers in 18 - 20s have a low chance of having a downsyndrome baby theres that 2 percent its more towards the middle aged group like late 30s and 40s etc and i stressed my self about it till i was 7 months by the time i gave birth their was no sign of downsyndrome healthy baby but please have an ultrasound as much as you can to make sure any abnormalities. are seen....i hope that helps muahz have a healthy 9 months....

 

Lesley616 - March 18

I'm 37 and 9 weeks pregnant - I'm not having these tests done just for the reason of a false positive. Two of my friends were told they had a 1:20 and 1:45 change of having downs syndrome babies - their children were completely normal. So instead, they had a highly stressed last 1/2 of pregnancy where my 1 friend was on bed rest because her blood pressure went sky high. This child I'm carrying is a blessing in way that it is delivered. But I fully believe my child will be healthy. Too much hype and panic about "older" women - do they do these tests for drug addict mothers or alcholic mothers? Their children are quite often healthy too!

 

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