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Already undergo birth defects?Is my baby healthy? This question is a major concern of every pregnant mother. Of course every mother mengandng always pray for our baby grow up healthy with no defects. To answer this question, birth defects testing should be done on your content.

Triple test otherwise known as test (triple test) is a type of birth defects testing. It involves the examination of a pregnant mother's blood can provide important information about the risk of birth defects and health of your baby before birth.This test can help identify the root cause birth defects.

It only provides information on early stage and further tests should be done to detect birth defects in more detail. The study tested three substances in the mother's blood AFP, hCG, and estriol.

• AFP: alpha-fetoprotein is a protein produced by the fetus.
• hCG: human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced in the placenta.
• estriol: hormol estriol estrogen produced by the fetus and placenta.When Baby Defect Test (test triple test) should be done?Triple test (triple test) can be done in the week of the 15th to the 20th week during pregnancy. The best time for this test is in week 16 to week 18. A more accurate result for the test to detect birth defects is important. Therefore, pregnant women are advised to undergo this test before the 20th week.Why Baby Defect Test (test triple test) done?This test is done to detect some types of birth defects such as Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities.Usually, this test is offered or recommended to women with high risk, such as:
• Use of drugs or dangerous drugs during pregnancy.
• Have a family history of certain birth defects.
• Have a child with birth defects.
• Pregnancy late maternal age 35 years and above
• The use of insulin due to diabetes.
• Have a viral infection during pregnancy.
• Been exposed to high levels of radiation.The results of all three substances AFP, hCG and estriol combined with age, the mother's body weight, ethnicity and gestation pregnancy to assess probabilities of potential genetic disorders.
• elevated AFP levels, it shows the baby may be at risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida or anencephaly.
• low level of AFP & abnormal levels of hCG & estriol-it shows that the baby may be at risk of genetic defects such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome or other types of genetic chromosomal abnormalities.This test can also be used for the determination of twin pregnancy and others.

What are the reasons to undergo further tests in Test Defect Baby after triple test (triple test)?Triple test (triple test) is a routine that does not identify the cause of problems birth defects. It only provides information on early stages. Further tests should be done to detect the baby's health in the content in more detail.

Triple test (triple test) is a non-invasive procedure and does not pose any risk of injury to the mother or baby's risk of miscarriage.If the test results triple (triple test) showed abnormal, your doctor will recommend that you do further testing such as CVS, amniocentesis and other more precise allowing you to confirm the diagnosis.NOTE: Discuss and seek advice from your doctor about this test. Info here does not replace advice from your doctor.

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