Positive AFP screening, anyone know anything?
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June 22nd, 2007, 08:04 PM
My SIL got a positive result for possible downs as well before her 18th week. Her results came back 1:109, which is really high risk (that of a 40yr old woman) she is only 27. The older you are the more at risk you are for a downs baby.
How old are you? What was your risk rate?
Please keep in mind that those tests have an extreme high FALSE positive. She had the ultrasound and amnio test, which all came back normal and she is having a healthy baby girl in September.
So, you could very well have a false positive test. I refused the test just because of the high rate of false positives and knowing I would not do an amnio (I had major surgery at 17 weeks and I didn't want to put my baby at further risk). I am also only 28, so I have a very low risk in general for a downs baby. If you are over 35, there is a higher concern and less likely of it being a false positive.
Not sure where you can look online, just google AFP or downs. Good luck!