Thursday, January 31, 2013

Triple Marker Test result received - All is good

We received the triple test result today from Anjani. All is good.
We really not expect to received it but we are glad to have good result, even though we still love our babies no matter how the test come back.

We answer Anjani email by saying our big thanks to him, Dr. Samit and all KIC staffs who are working tirelessly to help us. We continue to pray everyday for D, our surrogate, our babies, as well as all babies at KIC to have uneventful pregnancies.
 
Here is an excerpt extracted from http://kidshealth.org/

Between the 15th and 20th weeks of pregnancy, expectant mothers usually are offered a blood test called the multiple marker test. Sometimes called a triple screen or a quad screen, depending on the number of things measured, it also might be done in combination with blood tests and an ultrasound in the first trimester.
For the multiple marker screening, a sample of blood is drawn from the mother to measure the levels of:
   - hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is made by the placenta
   - estriol, which is made by the placenta and the fetus
   - alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), which is made by the fetus