Double (Dual) Marker First Trimester Screening Test in Ahmedabad

Double marker test is a common test done during first trimester of pregnancy to detect chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus (upcoming child). It is a screening test prescribed by gynecologist and not a confirmatory test. Done from 9 weeks to 13 weeks 6 days of pregnancy, in short less than 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Requirements :

  • Latest sonography USG report
  • Birth date
  • Weight
  • History like IVF pregnancy, Diabetes, etc.
  • Blood sample  

Report takes around 12 – 24 hours.

Test price Cost Rs 2000 (Home visit charges extra around Rs 100, depends on distance)

It will give you risk percentage of having down syndrome and trisomy 18/21 in the children. And if it comes positive, doctor can advise you for confirmatory test like NIPT or amniocentesis to study karyotyping by molecular method.

Double / dual marker report will have PAPP-A and Free Beta HCG values and interpretation as well as graph plotted by PRISCA software by siemens which is FMF certified.

Prisca Prenatal risk assessment software from siemens integrates Free beta hcg and Papp-A results and provides statistical risk assessment for fetal chromosomal abnormalities, relying on maternal and gestational ages, medical history and the results of biochemical and radiographic maternal screening markers. It compares the patients serum result for  each marker with the median corresponding to the gestational age and expresses the comparison as multiple of the median (MoM). It calculates a risk based on maternal age and corrects the biochemical MoMs for the maternal weight, ethnicity, smoking, twin pregnancy, diabetes and invitro IVF fertilization procedures to yield a final risk assessment. One of the best and most popular software for risk calculation, well accepted by gynecologists.

Report format Double marker test : First trimester maternal screen test

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Down syndrome epidemiology and risk factors : It is the most common human chromosomal disorder. Many down’s affected fetus spontaneously miscarry. Prevalence of around 1 in 800 live births. Around 6000 children are born every year in USA. Advanced age of mother is a major risk factor. Sex ratio 1:1 of affected child.

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