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Prenatal testing : American Pregnancy Association

Prenatal Testing General Testing Blood Test Paternity Testing Urine Test Ultrasound Rh Factor Testing First Trimester Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) First Trimester Screen Second Trimester ...

www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/

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Upside: Links to details for a variety of prenatal tests
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Prenatal testing: Common screening and diagnostic tests

Along with feelings of excitement and joy, pregnancy often brings moments of doubt and anxiety. It's natural to be concerned about your baby's health or what the future holds. If you're interested in ...

www.mayoclinic.com/health/prenatal-testing/PR00095

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Upside: Very good overview of the various prenatal tests along with how, what, when, why etc. for each test
Downside: Limited depth of answer and number related links

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Welcome to the Antenatal Results and Choices website

What are screening tests? Types of Screening tests What are diagnostic tests? What does the risk mean?

www.arc-uk.org/

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Upside: Good resource to understand various prenatal tests
Downside: Text heavy site with awkward navigation

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Prenatal testing: Who should consider it?

Prenatal testing can provide valuable information about your baby's health. If you opt for prenatal testing, be prepared for both good and bad news. Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation. Will ...

www.mayoclinic.com/health/prenatal-testing/PR00014

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Upside: Good overview of when to take different prenatal tests
Downside: Limited depth of answer and number related links

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A User's Guide to Prenatal Tests

I must confess -- before I became pregnant, I was a medical wimp. A finger prick before my wedding day and annual checkups and pap smears were the extent of my relationship with doctors, and I liked ...

www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51733

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Upside: Detailed article discussing various prenatal tests
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Triple Screen Test

Also Known as Triple Test, Multiple Marker Screening and AFP Plus The triple screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for three specific substances: AFP, hCG, and Estriol.

www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/tripletest.html

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Upside: Very good overview of multiple marker test and what to expect
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Multiple marker screening What is the multiple marker screening

test? How can I decide which tests are right for me? How is the screening done? How are the results computed? How do I interpret the results? How accurate is this test? What if the results indicate ...

www.babycenter.com/0_multiple-marker-screening_1487.bc

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Upside: Detailed article on multiple marker screening including procedure, interpreting results and accuracy
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Prenatal Tests

“Is my baby healthy?" It's the question that moms-to-be agonize over the most. Like most moms, you want assurances about the health of your unborn child. That's where prenatal testing comes in. Many, ...

www.webmd.com/baby/guide/prenatal-tests

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Upside: Article with very good overview on key prenatal tests like amnio, glucose screening, ultrasound and more
Downside: Some medical language

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Common prenatal tests: Maternal serum screening (expanded AFP)

You may have heard of this test referred to as the triple marker screen, the triple test, expanded AFP or simply "maternal serum screening." A board-certified Genetic Counselor explains a little bit ...

pregnancyandbaby.com/pregnancy/baby/Common-prenatal-tests--Maternal-serum-screening-_expanded-AFP_-5637.htm

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Upside: Some good information on maternal serum screening or expanded AFP
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AFP, Triple Screen, Quad Screen and Penta Screen Testing

Genetic testing, of any sort, usually brings a large debate. The alphfetoprotein (AFP), also known as the triple screen, quad sreen or penta screen, are no exceptions.

pregnancy.about.com/cs/afp/a/afptesting.htm

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Upside: Good overview of AFP - triple screen tests and how they work
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