I just found out that my blood screening test came back positive for Down's syndrome. I'm 22 years old. The baby's father is 28. He has two healthy children already. Neither of us have any family history of Down's syndrome or any other disorders. I did a lot of research already about false positives and found that they are very common. Also my 19th week ultrasound didn't raise any red flags. Everything looked normal. I am scheduled to go back for another ultrasound and genetic counseling in a week. I'm also wondering if I should do amniocentesis just to make sure.. Any information on this matter would be greatly appreciated.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:53 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
AFP measures risk only. My risk came back elevated at 1/157 which raises a red flag....and that really boils down to .7% chance of a chromosomal problem. That was then followed up by a level 2 u/s where they look for both soft and hard markers of downs or other chromosomal abnormalities. The only way to know 100% is to have an amnio. I assessed the risk and chose not to. My son was born and did not have downs syndrome or any other chromosomal abnormality.
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