Double Marker – First Trimester

It is a prenatal screening method used to find life threatening genetic disorders before birth and to help doctors decide on a course of treatment.

Birth defects are the cause of death for approximately 240,000 infants around the world each year within the first 28 days of their lives. Disabilities caused by a birth defect may last a lifetime. Some birth defects, however, are avoidable. Let’s get the definition of “Maternal markers” straight! These are the different prenatal tests that are suggested for pregnant women to get done. It aids in determining the likelihood that their unborn child will be born with a congenital heart defect, a neural tube defect, or an abnormal chromosome.

List of Tests Included –

  • Free Beta HCG
  • Pregnancy Associalted plasma protein A

FAQ’S

What is the purpose of the double marker test?
For whom is it recommended that they take the double marker test?
Is the test going to be painful?
Is it necessary to do Double Marker test?