What is QUAD screening ?

What is QUAD screening that is usually ordered during pregnancy?

Steve Pro Asked on September 17, 2015 in Health.
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QUAD screening consists of 4 tests
It tests for:
– Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) – protein produced by the developing baby
– Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) – hormone made by the placenta
– Estriol, a hormone made by the placenta and baby’s liver
– Inhibit A – hormone made by the pacenta

This test is usually done between weeks 15-20 of pregnancy. ┬áThis screening test checks for 4 conditions: Down’s syndrome, Edward syndrome, spina bifida, and anencephaly.

Hope this helps.

Steve Pro Answered on September 17, 2015.
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