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    down syndrome

    i have read in magazine that 1 of 1000 baby will have down syndrome. any idea about scanning for this?

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    thats what the nuchial scan is for and the later one at 18 weeks.

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    There's also a blood test. The results tell you whether you are in at low risk or high risk of having a baby with Downs'

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    thanks for the info.

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    Don't worry too much, reei. depends on your age too. Incidence goes up if you have a baby after a cetain age, (36?). The blood and nuchail tests will tell you acucrately.

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    The incidence of Down's syndrome in a baby increases with increasing maternal age. The "OSCAR " teat assess certain hormones and uses ultrasound to assess the fetus at 11-13 weeks. The results of this will increase or decrease the probability of Down's syndrome.

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    oscar

    hi,

    i have read lots of pregnancy book i didn't come across the term oscar test. what is the medical term for the oscar test?
    i am a bit worried coz' i have a cousin with down syndrome.
    thanks.

    :alien:

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    dear reei
    here you can read the info about OSCAR:

    http://www.fetalmedicine.hk/en/oscardetails.asp

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