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Trimester 2

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Quadruple marker test or Screening for Chromosomal Abnormalities Birth Defects test is a blood test recommended in the 2nd trimester between 15 to 20 weeks to check for open neural tube defects in fetus. This test also screens the risk for Neural tube defect, Down`s and Edwards`s syndrome in fetus.

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ALPHA FETO PROTEIN (AFP)
BETA HCG
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL (E3)
INHIBIN A
TRIPLE MARKER - SECOND TRIMESTER
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)
25-OH VITAMIN D (TOTAL)

What is the Quadruple marker test?

Quadruple marker test also called quad screen or multiple marker test is a prenatal test which is used to screen chromosomal disorders and neural tube defects. It is a common screening test in the second trimester. In this test a sample of blood is collected to measure levels of AFP (Alpha fetoprotein), HCG(Human chorionic gonadotropin),Estriol and Inhibin A. The levels of these substances help doctor to identify risk of birth defects. More number of markers tested helps to identify problems accurately.

When is the Quadruple marker test recommended?

Quadruple marker test is done between 15-22 weeks of pregnancy.

Why is the Quadruple marker test done?

Quadruple marker test is done to screen chances of carrying a baby with certain conditions like Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, Spina bifida and Abdominal wall defects. If your screening result is positive, then you might be advised to do further tests. A negative Quadruple marker test result doesn’t give 100% assurance that there will be no birth defect. Additional tests are required to confirm the diagnosis. Though it is a common screening test in the second trimester, the Quadruple marker test is highly recommended for those women with a family history of having a genetic defect. It is also highly recommended for those with diabetes, obesity and above 35 years of age.

How to prepare for the Quadruple test?

Before taking the test you might be advised to meet a genetic counsellor who will give a detailed insight about why the test is done. This will make you more confident about what to expect in the test. You can eat and drink as usual before the test.

How is the Quadruple marker test performed?

Sample of your blood will be collected by inserting a needle into the vein of your arm. A cotton ball is put at the site of the needle. Then a small bandage is put on the needle site. You can return to normal activities immediately. The collected sample will be sent for further analysis.

How to read Quadruple marker test results?

The Quadruple marker test measures Alpha fetoprotein (AFP),Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG),Estriol and Inhibin A in pregnant women’s blood. Your health care provider will consider your age and results of the Quadruple marker test to analyze the chances of carrying a baby with birth defects.  A positive result means that you may have a higher chance of carrying a baby with birth defects than average. Negative results may indicate that you have a lower chance of carrying a baby with birth defects. A negative result does not guarantee that there are no chances for possible birth defects Below given is the normal level range of substance as per gestational age. If your results exceed the normal ranges given, then you may need to take further tests as recommended by your doctor. If your test result is negative, then you may not need to do further tests.

Hormone   

 Gestational   age  

Normal level range

 

Alpha fetoprotein (AFP )

15-18 weeks  

  10-150 ng/mL

 

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) 

15-18 weeks  

 12,540-55,271 mIU/mL

Estriol  

 Second trimester 

≤9.60 ng/mL

 

 Inhibin A           

15th week            

 180 pg/mL

 

What factors can affect Quadruple marker test results?

There are chances that a Quadruple marker test shows false results when there are no defects for the developing fetus. Certain factors like miscalculation, maternal weight, twin or multiple pregnancies, diabetes, IVF and smoking may affect results of Quadruple marker test. False results are found more in triple screening than the Quadruple marker test.

What happens if you get a positive Quadruple marker test result?

No need to freak out, always remember that a positive result indicates that there is need for further evaluation.  For example, High scores of substance like Alpha fetoprotein(AFP ) indicates chances of neural defect, your doctor may ask you to get  ultrasound done to examine fetus’s skull and spine, amniocentesis which is done by withdrawing amniotic fluid from uterus  for further testing.

FAQs

How accurate is the Quadruple marker test?

Accuracy of screening tests shows how consistently it detects a birth defect. Quadruple marker test is 70-80 percent accurate to predict down syndrome and neural tube defects. The triple marker test has more probability of getting a false result. The test result can show false negative results too. Your doctor may analyze your age and your baby’s age to interpret the results correctly. For further clarification your doctor may also recommend fetal ultrasound

Should I have a Quadruple marker test done?

Every pregnant woman has to go through a Quadruple marker test, between 15-22 weeks of pregnancy. Deciding on whether to take the screening test or not depends on your choice. Once you decide to take the test you will be given an appointment with the genetic counsellor. You can talk to the counsellor about how you feel about your decision. The counsellor will give you more insights about why the screening is done. This will help you to be more confident about the test your decision.

How much time does it take for Quadruple marker test results?

It can take somewhere from 1- 2 weeks of time to get your Quadruple marker test result.

What happens if my Quadruple marker test is positive?

If your Quadruple marker test is positive, you will be advised to get further screening tests done

Is the Quadruple marker test safe during pregnancy?

The Quadruple marker test is very safe for you and your baby.

 

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What is the Quadruple marker test?

Quadruple marker test also called quad screen or multiple marker test is a prenatal test which is used to screen chromosomal disorders and neural tube defects. It is a common screening test in the second trimester. In this test a sample of blood is collected to measure levels of AFP (Alpha fetoprotein), HCG(Human chorionic gonadotropin),Estriol and Inhibin A. The levels of these substances help doctor to identify risk of birth defects. More number of markers tested helps to identify problems accurately.

When is the Quadruple marker test recommended?

Quadruple marker test is done between 15-22 weeks of pregnancy.

Why is the Quadruple marker test done?

Quadruple marker test is done to screen chances of carrying a baby with certain conditions like Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, Spina bifida and Abdominal wall defects. If your screening result is positive, then you might be advised to do further tests. A negative Quadruple marker test result doesn’t give 100% assurance that there will be no birth defect. Additional tests are required to confirm the diagnosis. Though it is a common screening test in the second trimester, the Quadruple marker test is highly recommended for those women with a family history of having a genetic defect. It is also highly recommended for those with diabetes, obesity and above 35 years of age.

How to prepare for the Quadruple test?

Before taking the test you might be advised to meet a genetic counsellor who will give a detailed insight about why the test is done. This will make you more confident about what to expect in the test. You can eat and drink as usual before the test.

How is the Quadruple marker test performed?

Sample of your blood will be collected by inserting a needle into the vein of your arm. A cotton ball is put at the site of the needle. Then a small bandage is put on the needle site. You can return to normal activities immediately. The collected sample will be sent for further analysis.

How to read Quadruple marker test results?

The Quadruple marker test measures Alpha fetoprotein (AFP),Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG),Estriol and Inhibin A in pregnant women’s blood. Your health care provider will consider your age and results of the Quadruple marker test to analyze the chances of carrying a baby with birth defects.  A positive result means that you may have a higher chance of carrying a baby with birth defects than average. Negative results may indicate that you have a lower chance of carrying a baby with birth defects. A negative result does not guarantee that there are no chances for possible birth defects Below given is the normal level range of substance as per gestational age. If your results exceed the normal ranges given, then you may need to take further tests as recommended by your doctor. If your test result is negative, then you may not need to do further tests.

Hormone   

 Gestational   age  

Normal level range

 

Alpha fetoprotein (AFP )

15-18 weeks  

  10-150 ng/mL

 

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) 

15-18 weeks  

 12,540-55,271 mIU/mL

Estriol  

 Second trimester 

≤9.60 ng/mL

 

 Inhibin A           

15th week            

 180 pg/mL

 

What factors can affect Quadruple marker test results?

There are chances that a Quadruple marker test shows false results when there are no defects for the developing fetus. Certain factors like miscalculation, maternal weight, twin or multiple pregnancies, diabetes, IVF and smoking may affect results of Quadruple marker test. False results are found more in triple screening than the Quadruple marker test.

What happens if you get a positive Quadruple marker test result?

No need to freak out, always remember that a positive result indicates that there is need for further evaluation.  For example, High scores of substance like Alpha fetoprotein(AFP ) indicates chances of neural defect, your doctor may ask you to get  ultrasound done to examine fetus’s skull and spine, amniocentesis which is done by withdrawing amniotic fluid from uterus  for further testing.

FAQs

How accurate is the Quadruple marker test?

Accuracy of screening tests shows how consistently it detects a birth defect. Quadruple marker test is 70-80 percent accurate to predict down syndrome and neural tube defects. The triple marker test has more probability of getting a false result. The test result can show false negative results too. Your doctor may analyze your age and your baby’s age to interpret the results correctly. For further clarification your doctor may also recommend fetal ultrasound

Should I have a Quadruple marker test done?

Every pregnant woman has to go through a Quadruple marker test, between 15-22 weeks of pregnancy. Deciding on whether to take the screening test or not depends on your choice. Once you decide to take the test you will be given an appointment with the genetic counsellor. You can talk to the counsellor about how you feel about your decision. The counsellor will give you more insights about why the screening is done. This will help you to be more confident about the test your decision.

How much time does it take for Quadruple marker test results?

It can take somewhere from 1- 2 weeks of time to get your Quadruple marker test result.

What happens if my Quadruple marker test is positive?

If your Quadruple marker test is positive, you will be advised to get further screening tests done

Is the Quadruple marker test safe during pregnancy?

The Quadruple marker test is very safe for you and your baby.

 

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