Quadruple Screen

A quadruple Screen is a prenatal test taken in the second trimester that detects the level of Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), Estriol, Inhibin A in the blood of pregnant women. It can be taken up to the 22nd week but is usually taken in the 15th to 18th week. Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Trisomy 18, Spina bifida, Abdominal wall defects are evaluated in this test.

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How do Deviry and Krimson affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for the last four months. So, I had Deviry 10 mg two tablets a day for five days, but I did not get periods. Then, I started taking Krimson 35 for 21 days. Still, I did not get periods. Then I had a pregnancy test and unfortunately, it turned to be positive. Now, I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deviry is progesterone and it would have supported the pregnancy. But, Krimson 35 contains Cyproterone acetate. It is a category C drug and not to be taken during pregnancy at all. In fact, Krimson35 is advised only in cases of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Now, yo...  Read Full »

I am 12 weeks pregnant, and my NT scan showed 3 mm thickness. Should I redo the scan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 41 year old woman, and I am 12 weeks pregnant for the first time. The results of my NIPT harmony test indicated no risk for trisomy 21, 18, and 13. The results of my blood test and NT scan showed that everything was normal except the nuchal fold thickness was 3 mm. This ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on starting this beautiful journey, being a mom of two, I understand your concerns. Here is what I would suggest. Wait till the 18th week to get the anatomical screening. And it has to be checked by a cardiologist. There is...  Read Full »

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