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Triple marker test or Genetic Disorder Screening test is a blood test recommended in the 2nd trimester between 15 to 20 weeks to check for three markers in the mother`s blood for estimating the risk of the fetus carrying an abnormality or any certain birth defects such as Down syndrome, spina bifida, or anencephaly. You would also need a diagnostic test called amniocentesis to find out for sure if there is a problem.

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ALPHA FETO PROTEIN (AFP)
BETA HCG
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL (E3)

What is a Triple Marker test?

Triple marker test also called multiple marker test or quad screen (depending on how many substances are measured) 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),and Estriol .The levels of these substances help doctors to identify risk of birth defects. More number of markers tested helps to identify problems accurately.

When is the Triple marker test recommended?

Triple marker test is done between 15-22 weeks.

Why is the Triple marker test done?

Triple 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 Triple 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 Triple 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 Triple marker test?

Before taking theTriple marker 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 Triple 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 Triple marker test results?

The Triple marker test measures Alpha fetoprotein(AFP),Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), and Estriol in a  pregnant woman's blood. Your health care provider will consider your age and results of the Triple marker test  to analyse 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

What factors can affect Triple marker test results?

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

What happens if you get a positive Triple 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 foetus’s skull and spine,amniocentesis which is done by withdrawing amniotic fluid from uterus  for further testing.

FAQs 

How accurate is the Triple marker test?

Accuracy of screening tests shows how consistently it detects a birth defect.Triple marker test is almost 70 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 analyse 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 Triple marker test done?

Every pregnant woman has to go through a Triple 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 Triple marker test results?

It can take somewhere from 2-4 days of time to get your Triple marker test result.

What happens if my Triple marker test is positive?

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

Is the Triple marker test safe during pregnancy?

Triple marker test is very safe for you and your baby.

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What is a Triple Marker test?

Triple marker test also called multiple marker test or quad screen (depending on how many substances are measured) 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),and Estriol .The levels of these substances help doctors to identify risk of birth defects. More number of markers tested helps to identify problems accurately.

When is the Triple marker test recommended?

Triple marker test is done between 15-22 weeks.

Why is the Triple marker test done?

Triple 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 Triple 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 Triple 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 Triple marker test?

Before taking theTriple marker 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 Triple 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 Triple marker test results?

The Triple marker test measures Alpha fetoprotein(AFP),Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), and Estriol in a  pregnant woman's blood. Your health care provider will consider your age and results of the Triple marker test  to analyse 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

What factors can affect Triple marker test results?

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

What happens if you get a positive Triple 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 foetus’s skull and spine,amniocentesis which is done by withdrawing amniotic fluid from uterus  for further testing.

FAQs 

How accurate is the Triple marker test?

Accuracy of screening tests shows how consistently it detects a birth defect.Triple marker test is almost 70 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 analyse 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 Triple marker test done?

Every pregnant woman has to go through a Triple 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 Triple marker test results?

It can take somewhere from 2-4 days of time to get your Triple marker test result.

What happens if my Triple marker test is positive?

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

Is the Triple marker test safe during pregnancy?

Triple marker test is very safe for you and your baby.

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