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Quad Marker With Graph is one of the most important tests during the entire pregnancy. It helps in assessing the risks related to pregnancy.

What is Quad Marker With Graph?

Quad Marker With Graph is a test which helps in determining the status of the complications which may be associated with the pregnancy.

  • Quad Marker With Graph provides doctors with vital clues on the presence of a possible birth defect.
  • Any possibility of a genetic disorder such as the Down’s syndrome can be predicted by the test with up to 75% of accuracy.

The Quad Marker With Graph is done between the 15 and 20 weeks of the pregnancy.

Why is Quad Marker With Graph suggested?

Quad Marker With Graph is suggested in the following cases:

  • If the doctor suspects the possibility of a birth defect.
  • If the mother’s age is above 35 years.
  • If the woman has had a previous pregnancy with a defect.
  • If the mother is a type 1 diabetic.

How is Quad Marker With Graph performed?

Quad Marker With Graph is performed as follows:

  • A blood sample is collected from the vein of the pregnant woman between 15 to 20th week of her pregnancy.
  • The skin of the arm is cleaned with a disinfectant.
  • A needle is inserted in the vein which is now welled up with blood due to pressure from the elastic band on the upper elbow.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to the labs for testing.

What are the parameters measured in Quad Marker With Graph?

Parameters measured in Quad Marker With Graph are:

  • Alfa-fetoprotein.
  • Unconjugated Estriol.
  • Human Chorionic gonadotropin.
  • Inhibin-A.

Preparation before performing Quad Marker With Graph

Preparation for Quad Marker With Graph is as follows:

  • The patient can wear loose clothes with elbow-length sleeves, so that blood collection is easier.

Post-care after Quad Marker With Graph

Post-care for Quad Marker With Graph is:

  • All the results should be discussed with the doctor.

Sample types in Quad Marker With Graph

Sample types in Quad Marker With Graph:

  • Blood

 

Side effects/risks of Quad Marker With Graph

There are no risks associated with Quad Marker With Graph test. It is completely safe for the baby and the mother.

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