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A Range of Prenatal Screening Tests To Rule Out the Risk of Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities

Prenatal Screening - PrePare I Overview

A set of First Trimester Screenings are done between 10 to 13 +6days weeks of pregnancy to screen the growing fetus for underlying suspect chromosomal abnormalities. This screening requires maternal serum or blood samples for a test that includes a combination of biochemical and biophysical markers.

What does It Include?

Combined Screening: This screening combines biochemical (Dual Marker Test) and biophysical (Nuchal transparency & Nasal Bone scan) markers to provide high detection rate of chromosomal abnormalities. The analysed markers are:

  1. Free hCGβ ((Free Beta human chorionic gonadotropin)
  2. PAPP-A (Pregnancy-associated Plasma Protein A))
  3. NT (Nuchal translucency)
  4. NB (Nasal bone scan)
  5. FHR (Fetal Heart Rate)

Pre-eclampsia Screening: Measures the levels pregnancy-related placental protein A, UAPI, MAF, and PLGF in a pregnant woman’s blood to help predict early-onset of pre-eclampsia

ONTD Screening: biochemical marker: AFP + Ultrasound

Penta Marker Screening: It combines biochemical screening with additional markers for effective diagnosis of chromosomal defects. Its enhanced precision reduces the need for more intrusive methods.

Prenatal Screening - PrePare I
helps prospective mothers in more ways than one

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It allows estimating the risk of chromosomal conditions such as Down Syndrome, Edward’s Syndrome,early onset of PE and ONTD

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Provides results in just 48 hours

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Reduces the need for mother’s to go through high-risk invasive testing

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Provides Post-Test Genetic Counselling to understand the results better.

How Does Prenatal Screening - PrePare I Work?

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Laboratory Analysis

Testing and analysis of the sample are conducted in the lab.

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The results are shared within 48 hours

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Post-result free genetic counselling is offered to parents to understand the test results better.

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Prenatal Screening - PrePare I

Please note that Prenatal Screening - PrePare I can only be ordered by a physician. They would also be the only person to receive your results and will pass them along to you. If you are unable to find a physician, contact us on 1800-266-5533 & we will organise one for you at no additional cost.

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