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Quad screener

Has anyone had a false positive on the quad screener?? Mine came back for possible Trisomy 18.

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Asked by nanjo33 at 8:44 PM on Feb. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I haven't heard of it before but there is always a possiblity. When you talk to the doc about it ask if there are other markers that you can watch for. Most babies with Trisomy 18 don't make it. I am sorry if that upsets you but it is the honest truth. I really hope that it is a false positive because I wouldn't want anyone to have to go through that.

    Answer by coala at 8:47 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • A friend of mine on another message board tested false positive for it. He was born 2 weeks ago and is healthy and happy. I often wonder just how often it is wrong.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 8:51 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

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    Answer by ColleenF30 at 8:56 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • A good friend's baby was thought to have it, but after the 3d ultrasound, it was found to be a false positive. Sometimes the tests can be wrong. See a specialist & hope for the best. My cousin received the same news & is waiting for her next appointment. Good luck

    Answer by RugersMommy06 at 9:17 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • I heard false positives are very high my friend had one and her baby girl was born very healthy good luck and don't stress too much

    Answer by babyspots17 at 10:08 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • I know lots of moms that had false positives. I didn't even bother with the test since I wouldn't have aborted anyway.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:32 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • It's not a false positive.. It's a screening test that gives you a 1 out of number... and yes even if you get a 1 out of 100,000 chance the screen will come positive! This is why I opted out of screening tests!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

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