What Is A Serum Screening Test?
Serum Screening Blood Tests check the levels of a number of chemicals in the mother’s blood that can be used to assess the risk of the baby having a number of chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, or open neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Many of these blood tests have been replaced now by other non invasive tests. They may be used in some situations, if all other options are not available. But the mores sophisticated scans and non-invasive tests such as the Harmony test are much more accurate and reassuring.
Why Might I Need A Serum Screening Blood Test?
Serum screening is especially useful if the pregnancy is beyond 14 weeks or if the results of the nuchal scan show a risk that is still high enough to cause anxiety but not high enough to prompt invasive testing (CVS or amniocentesis).
How Much Is This Test?
The cost of this test depends on the stage of the pregnancy and the range of chemicals to be analysed. For more information, please call Helen, Dr Penman’s secretary, on tel: 07880 701732.
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