The Triple Marker Test in pregnancy is a screening test done to examine the health of the child in the womb. This test is mainly done to analyze genetic disorders like Down Syndrome in the unborn baby. It is also done to depict any increased risk in the pregnancy.
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|City for Triple Marker Test||Starting Price|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Delhi||₹1400|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Noida||₹1440|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Gurgaon|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Mumbai||₹1600|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Pune||₹1600|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Chennai||₹1000|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Bangalore||₹1000|
|Triple Marker Test Price in Hyderabad||₹1000|
|Triple Marker Test Price in other cities||₹1600|
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What is Triple Marker Test in Pregnancy?
The Triple Marker Test in pregnancy is a screening test done to examine the health of the child in the womb. The multiple marker or AFP marker is the other name for the triple marker test. The triple marker test is a blood test that measures the level of HCG, Alpha-Fetoprotein, and Estriol in the blood.
Why is it done?
The triple marker test is normally done between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy. This test detects the complications in the fetus. It is mostly recommended to those
- who are above 35 years of age
- having diabetics
- with a family history of birth defects
- who had a viral infection in pregnancy
- women exposed to radiation in the past
What are the benefits of Triple Marker Test?
Any potential complications associated with pregnancy can be detected at an early stage with the help of a triple marker test. It also helps to detect the presence of multiple fetuses. This helps the parents to prepare for birth.
How to prepare for the test?
The Triple Marker Test does not require any special preparation. You can have your normal diet prior to the test and carry on your regular activities prior to the test.
How is it done?
The Triple Marker Test is similar to the normal blood test. The technician will put a tightening device around your arm to make the vein easily accessible. Then the technician will clean the skin with a disinfectant liquid. A needle is then inserted in the vein to draw the blood. The blood is sent to the laboratory to carry on the test.
What are the risks involved?
The triple marker test is similar to a normal blood test. It has no possible side effects. But you may experience slight discomfort due to the needle inserted in the vein.
What do the results mean?
The blood sample measures the level of AFP, HCG, and Estirol in the blood.
AFP–It is a protein produced by the fetus. The high level of the protein indicates the defects in the neural tube or abdomen of the fetus.
HCG – HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta. The low level of HCG may indicate the problems associated with pregnancy. If the hormone level is high, then it may result in moral or multiple pregnancies.
Estriol – It is an estrogen that comes from both the placenta and fetus. The baby will be at high risk of Down Syndrome if the estriol level is low.
The abnormality in the level of the AFP, HCG and Estirol may result in
- Neural tube defects
- Multiple infants
- Pregnancy may be longer or shorter than expected
It may also indicate the possibility of Down Syndrome or Edward Syndrome. The Down Syndrome may cause learning disabilities in the child. In case of Edward Syndrome, the baby may develop extensive medical complications. It is life-threatening and only 50% of fetus survive Edward Syndrome.
The result of the triple marker test is interpreted only after considering the following factors
- Weight of the mother
- Mother’s age
- Ethnicity of mother
- Presence of diabetes
- Multiple pregnancies
- Pregnancy period
If your doctor finds it appropriate, you will be asked to take an additional test to detect abnormalities.