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Your experience with prenatal testing- False positives & negatives

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Labor' started by all2014, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. all2014

    all2014 New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Really sorry for posting on this topic again but we desperately need few opinions.
    We don't want to for any screening or diagnostic testing if its not reliable

    I mean if there are false positives where test showed problem but baby was all fine. Or screening test showed risk but diagnostic test was normal

    Also I want to know about false negatives where test came out normal but baby had issues

    Are there certain issues which these tests can detect & can even be treated ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    Please consult a genetic counselor. Your insurance should cover this. They will go over the pros and cons of the different tests with you.
    Prenatal testing such as the non-invasive blood tests, or the invasive tests such as amnioscientesis or CVS will generally identify chromosomal abnormalites. It will not predict for behavioral issues . The ultrasound scans will also monitor the development of the fetus.
    Nothing is a 100%, but most of the tests available today are very accurate.
     

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