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Maternal screen testing

Maternal screen testing

Maternal screen testing: The maternal screen testing is a standard screening procedure during early pregnancy that measures the concentration of three specific maternal hormones: human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), and estriol; the double test measures HCG and AFP and quadruple test measures HCG, AFP, estradiol, and inhibin A, which is produced from the placenta.

Maternal screen testing: Other Names

Other names for Maternal screen testing include:

  • Maternal triple screen
  • Maternal quadruple screen

Diseases Associated with Maternal screen testing

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Maternal screen testing:

  • Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome) (increased levels)
  • Trisomy 18 (increased levels)
  • Neural tube defects (increased levels)
  • Abdominal wall defects (increased levels)

Basic Information: Maternal screen testing

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Maternal screen testing' may be involved.

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