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April 14th, 2014, 09:26 AM
MadMay's Avatar Super Mommy
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On my medical schedule that my dr gave me it says she will do a test to check for trisomy 13 and 18 is that the same this at the maternity21 test? Does that mean I will know the gender of my baby at that time? Does everyone get this test? I thought it was only given to those who were at risk and I have no risk factors. Maybe just because I am high risk in general?
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April 14th, 2014, 09:30 AM
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I have a screening scheduled. Its not the same as the maternity21. They will draw blood work between 10w3d and 14w and then again from like 18w-22w. If the screening is abnormal I will go to a MFM doc and get further testing.
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April 14th, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Those are standard tests done in every pregnancy, I won't have those done since I am getting the maternit21 test, it's more like a risk factor test, if somethingcomes back odd It doesn't mean there is an issue, it just means they will test further
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April 15th, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Those are standard tests like the others have said. Not a lot of doctors do the maternit21 test. My OB said it is pretty expensive and not all insurances will cover it unless it is ordered by a geneticist. (My insurance doesn't cover it)

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