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I went to the doc today & he told me that my results were in of thr triple screening. The baby weas neg for downs, But my levels were raised to 2.1 for spina bifida. Although he said I have nothing to worry about because the levles were low. Has anyone else had this happen to them? I feel all confused/

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Asked by Gonna-hav-A-BOY at 11:05 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Those test have a HUGE false positive rate and the test you took simply tells you what percentage of risk you have for a certain disorder.

    You are in a low bracet so to speak so ensentially there is nothing to worry about. They may offer you an amniocentices and the decision to have that is up to you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Thats is why i didnt get those tests. For the reasons the pp listed. Its just a risk percentage. And personally i didnt want to know. I woulkd have loved him either way. But to answer your question..The pp is right...I wouldnt worry...

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:02 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I agree with the others. I chose not to do the screening because of the false positive likelihood.

    Answer by Melissa823 at 8:14 AM on Jun. 3, 2010

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