Quadruple Test (2nd trimester)

Quadruple Test (2nd trimester)

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This test is done in the second trimester (4th, 5th & 6th Months) of pregnancy to help evaluate the risk that a fetus for certain chromosomal abnormalities

This Test Includes

Alpha Feto Protein (AFP)

BETA HCG

Inhibin - A

Unconjugated estriol(E3)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Quadruple Test (2nd trimester ) Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

For pregnant women, to assess the risk of having a baby with certain chromosomal disorders, such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21) or Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), or open neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

What is this test

Maternal serum screening, or the multiple marker test, measures several substances in the blood of a pregnant woman in the second trimester of pregnancy. The results can be used to determine the risk that the baby has a chromosome disorder or neural tube defect such as spina bifida.

These substances include the following- Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), Unconjugated estriol (uE3) and Inhibin A. When the first three substances are measured together, it is called a triple screen. When the fourth substance, inhibin A, is added, it is called a quad screen.