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What is the process to book a Double Marker Test in Kolkata?
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 book a Double Marker Test in Kolkata?
- A Double Marker Test helps detect chromosomal abnormalities in a developing foetus such as Down's syndrome, Edward's syndrome, and Patau's syndrome.
- Humans have 23 chromosome pairs (one from the father and one from the mother to make up a pair).
- The first chromosomal pair is called chromosome 1, which is followed by chromosome 2, chromosome 3, and so on until chromosome 23.
- Genetic abnormalities in the offspring are caused by fewer or more chromosomes in the progeny.
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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 Lansdowne, Kolkata?
Yes, you can get the blood test done from the comfort of your home. Download the MFine app now. This app also allows you to book online doctor consultations and order medicines online.
What is the cost of the Double Marker Test in Kolkata?
Depending upon the lab, a Double Marker Test in Kolkata costs between Rs. 2000 and Rs. 3000.
I am staying in Kolkata. Can I book a Double Marker Test for my family 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.
Is the Double Marker Test mandatory?
A Double Marker Test is not mandatory. However, it’s recommended if you are above 35 or have a family history of certain genetic health conditions such as Down’s syndrome.
Can a Double Marker Test be done after 14 weeks?
A Double Marker Test is done before the 13th week of pregnancy. However, if you miss your date in the first trimester, you can get a Quadruple Marker Test done between the 15th and 21st week of pregnancy. Kindly consult your doctor for more information.