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What is the process to book a Double Marker Test in Chennai?
What is the Double Marker Test used for?
A Double Marker Test is a blood test used to check for chromosomal abnormalities in a developing foetus.
Human beings have 23 pairs of chromosomes (one from the father and one from the mother to make up a pair). Each pair is labelled as chromosome 1, chromosome 2, chromosome 3 and so on through chromosome 23.
Any fewer or extra chromosomes lead to genetic abnormalities in the progeny:
Down’s syndrome is a genetic abnormality wherein there’s an extra copy of chromosome 21.
An extra copy of chromosome 18 causes Edward’s syndrome.
An extra copy of chromosome 13 causes Patau’s syndrome.
A Double Marker Test helps detect Down’s syndrome, Edward’s syndrome and Patau’s syndrome in a developing foetus.
What is included in a Double Marker Test?
This test screens for levels of beta-human gonadotropin (beta-hCG) and Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein A (PAPP-A) in the blood; abnormal levels of these markers in the blood predict genetic abnormalities in the developing foetus.
Sample required for the test
This test involves a simple blood test.
Double Marker Test Procedure
- The procedure for this test involves a blood test that does not require any fasting.
Download the MFine app now to book an online consultation with a specialist doctor. You can also get lab tests done at home and order medicines through the MFine app.
How to prepare for the Double Marker Test?
Before the Test
During the Test
|The blood test and ultrasound is a pretty simple procedure. The blood test does not require a fast.||The lab technician will sanitize the affected location to draw the blood sample; you may feel pain, but the entire procedure is over quickly.|
Things to consider after the Double Marker Test is completed?
You need to consult with your doctor, who will suggest the best way as you advance in your pregnancy.
What types of diseases can a Double Marker Test Test detect?
- Down’s syndrome
- Edward’s syndrome
- Patau’s syndrome
How much risk is involved?
The blood test is a safe procedure. There are no known risks.
How long does it take to get the Double Marker Test results?
Your blood report will be updated on the MFine app within the next 3-4 days after blood sample collection. This test takes longer to report compared to most other blood tests.
Is the Double Marker Test a definitive test?
Double Marker Test is a predictive test meaning the test reports the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities.
How to read the Double Marker Test report?
After the blood test, your doctor will discuss the results with you later and advise you on what needs to be done for a healthy pregnancy. If the results are abnormal, the doctor will discuss the results with you and may advise a Noninvasive Prenatal Testing like amniocentesis.
What affects the Double Marker Test results?
A Double Marker Test involves a simple blood test taken in a non fasting state. Consult a doctor beforehand for best results.
Why To Book
- A Double Marker Test is a blood test that looks for chromosomal abnormalities in an unborn child.
- This test can be used to detect 1). Down's syndrome 2). Patau's syndrome and 3). Edward's syndrome.
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What does it measure?
What happens to your sample?
What do abnormal results indicate?
- Down's syndrome
- Edward's syndrome and
- Patau's syndrome
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in MG Road, Chennai?
Yes, through the MFine mobile app, you can avail of a Double Marker Test all from the comfort of your home. The MFine app also allows you to schedule online doctor consultations and order medications.
What is the cost of the Double Marker Test in Chennai?
Depending upon the lab, a Double Marker Test price starts at Rs. 1790/- onwards in Chennai.
I am staying in Chennai. Can I book a Double Marker Test for my family member staying in Noida?
Yes. You can book any blood test all from the comfort of your home for your mom, dad, siblings, wife, father in law or mother in law using the MFine app.
Kindly ensure you put in the correct contact details: address, pin code, phone numbers etc.
One of our certified lab partners will then get in touch with them to collect the blood sample at the appointed time.
When to take a Double Marker Test?
The Double Marker Test is done between the 10th and 13th week of pregnancy.
What week do miscarriages due to chromosomal abnormalities occur?
The majority of miscarriages occur in the first trimester before the 12th week of pregnancy.
How often do chromosomal abnormalities cause miscarriage?
The truth is that one out of every five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, with chromosomal abnormalities accounting for more than half of them.
Can you see chromosomal abnormalities on ultrasound?
Sonography can detect chromosomal abnormalities. However, they are combined with other tests such as blood tests and/or genetic amniocentesis to verify the same.
How do you know if you have chromosomal abnormalities in pregnancy?
CVS (chorionic Villus Sampling) and amniocentesis (amniocentesis) are two diagnostic techniques that can determine if a baby has a chromosomal abnormality.
Can a 12-week scan detect abnormalities?
The 12-week pregnancy screening and scan are performed to determine
- Whether or not your pregnancy is healthy,
- If there are twins or greater multiples
- Check for normal foetal development and early symptoms of anomalies or risk factors for Down syndrome and heart conditions.
Why do I keep miscarrying at 5 weeks?
Recurrent early miscarriages (within the first trimester) are usually caused by:
- Genetic or chromosomal disorders of the embryo and
- Structural problem of the uterus.
Can folic acid prevent a miscarriage?
Taking folic acid may lower the chance of birth abnormalities that might lead to miscarriage.