Monday, October 27, 2008

Triple Screening

Today I have to pop into the Lab at my OB office to have some blood drawn for the "Triple Screening Tests." A triple screen is a blood test that measures three things called alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin and unconjugated estriol. These are tests to look into whether or not the baby is at an elevated risk of a neural tube disorder or Down Syndrome. It's highly  suggested for women 35 years of age and over to take this test. It's pretty standard in North America.


lucky said...

hope everything goes well XOX

Ashley said...

Remember the # of false positives and negatives with this test is pretty nuts.

Hope it goes aces!