| THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.
TO SEE OUR ACTIVE MESSAGE BOARDS, PLEASE GO HERE |
| | Re: AFP Screening
Re: AFP Screening
[ Back to Messages
Posted by Monica
on September 27, 2000 at 12:42:14:
In Reply to: Re: AFP Screening posted by jonnetta on August 13, 2000 at 02:33:18:
: : How common is it to have a false normal reading on this test???
: They gave me the AFP test and they told me that my baby may have Down Synd. I was uncomfortable for the rest of my pregnancy. I wish i had not taken the test.
i had an elevated AFP level and was told i was at high risk for a child with spinalbiffida, anyway i went to a specialist and it was calculated wrong. see the fetus excretes the hormone alpha-feta-protein(AFP) throughout pregnancy and basically my due date was miscalculated with when they drew the blood and causing a false positive result. so if you have any questions or fears whatsoever ask to be referred to a specialist, an amniocentesis could be done to verify any true abnormalities, i dont know why they even due these tests, cause what are you really gonna due with that kind of information, except be disappointed, upset, and try to be prepared.
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:32 AM.