doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012599. Some common physical signs of Down syndrome include: There are a variety of health conditions frequently found in those with Down syndrome which include: There is no medical cure for Down syndrome. I agree with what Jaredkate said-there is no false positive on the triple (or quad) screen because it just gives you a chance, like 1 in 50 or 1 in 100 whether the baby has a genetic condition. I don't know why). My family members were very angry at me. However, in the case of the other trisomies (18 or 13) or any other chromosomal condition tested-for (e.g. Wald NJ, Rodeck C, Hackshaw AK, Rudnicka A. Semin Perinatol. 19 Replies, My wife is in week 20 of our first pregnancy. You have us who understand where you are coming from and everyone else around you who loves you. If this testing is performed in conjunction with Down syndrome "triple" screening, the Down syndrome sensitivity is 75% and the combined false-positive rate is 8.5%. Their son was born and was perfectly "normal". Alldred SK, Guo B, Takwoingi Y, Pennant M, Wisniewski S, Deeks JJ, Neilson JP, Alfirevic Z. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. I have been wondering why they even administer a test that has a 60% chance of being wrong! I know that this means in all probability that my baby does have Down's. Alldred SK, Takwoingi Y, Guo B, Pennant M, Deeks JJ, Neilson JP, Alfirevic Z. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Mathematical modelling of first trimester screening performance using fetal nuchal translucency and maternal serum free betahCG and pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A). My son was born prematurely at 30 weeks due to me having sudden onset HELLP syndrome. I am 16 weeks and my doctor called and said that my down syndrome test came back postive. I have been a nervous wreck since last night when the dr called,and now for the first time I dont feel as worried from all of your stories. To determine how first trimester detection rates for Down's Syndrome vary with maternal age and to calculate the predictive value of an increased risk report at various maternal ages. So please try not to worry all too much.  |  But I am hopeful that there is someone out there who has gone through amniocentesis test with results that read "positive" when the baby was actually fine. Methods: 10 Replies, Hi I am new on here. Oh- and a CVS stands for chorionic villus sampling. Or even a one-in-two, depending on the mothers age?  |  2004 Oct;104(4):661-6. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000139832.79658.b9. Hi, I just got my results from the NIPT test, I'm 23 years old, I was 10 weeks pregnant at the time of the test. We didn't bother getting it with our son b/c I didn't see the point...other than to induce worry. Are you sure you want to delete this reply? Sensitivity and false-positive rates were determined by computer simulation of results that incorporated previously published statistical variables into the model. The three genetic variations include: For couples who have had one child with Down syndrome due to translocation trisomy 21, there may be an increased likelihood of Down syndrome in future pregnancies. That is not a good track record. First trimester ultrasound tests alone or in combination with first trimester serum tests for Down's syndrome screening. I know a little boy with DS who is in a regular classroom AND he skipped a grade! Get the latest public health information from CDC: Down syndrome varies in severity among individuals, causing lifelong intellectual disability and developmental delays. At 33 weeks and 2 days gestation our beautiful, HEALTHY little girl was defects, no trisomy 18. Obstet Gynecol. For women aged 40 or more, the false-positive rate for trisomy 18 exceeds 1% and approximately half of these cases will also be screen-positive for Down syndrome. JaredKate- thank you for your imput, thats more reassuring to know, however, the "false-positive" term came out of my dr's mouth. I had additional testing - a very detailed ultrasound and amniocentis done to confirm that my baby was negative for DS. 1999 May;78(5):393-7. For women aged 40 or more, the false-positive rate for trisomy 18 exceeds 1% and approximately half of these cases will also be screen-positive for Down syndrome. Even if your child does have DS, it's not as big a problem as most people seem to think. Many adult patients are healthier, live longer, and participate more actively in society due to early intervention and therapy. 14 Replies, My husband and I had difficulty getting pregnant and ended up having beautiful twin boys after in-vitro on March 8 2009. i don't blame you for being worried! I wanted to know if it really was a false positive or was it really a positive so we, my boyfriend and I can prepare ourselves. Best of luck. I was of course devastated at the news, I was only 12 weeks along at the time.


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