If you have any risk factors for having a fetus with a birth defect,
talk with your doctor or a
genetic counselor to help you decide which screening
or diagnostic tests will be useful for you.
You may be at risk for having a fetus (baby) with birth defects because:
Women with known risk factors are usually offered a
chorionic villus sampling in the late first trimester
amniocentesis in the second trimester. If you have an
amniocentesis, a triple or quadruple screen test for Down syndrome and birth defects is not
September 6, 2013
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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