Double Marker Test - Price, Procedure, Benefits, & Results

22493000

Includes 2 Parameters

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FastingNot Required
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Additional Instructions

Mandatory - Submission of Maternal History Form & Latest copy of Ultrasound report during sample collection. The recommended period is 11-13.6 weeks.

What is it for ?

It monitors fetus development & detects its risk of developing chromosomal issues.

Also known as: Dual Marker, 1st Trimester Screening, Maternal Screening, DMT Test for Pregnancy

Sample Type

Blood

test Instructions

  • Age Group: 21-45 Years
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Benefits

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Included Tests

Package includes following parameters

Double Marker (2)

  • Free Beta HCG
  • PAPP-A (pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A)

Test Criteria

Helps you know your test better

Who all are eligible for double marker test?

  • Women over the age of 35 and those with a history of chromosomal abnormalities are eligible.

Why take double marker test?

  • The test is recommended for pregnant women to detect the risk of chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus, including some neurological disorders such as Edward’s or Down’s syndrome.

What are the benefits of double marker test?

  • As mentioned above, it helps doctors in the detection of chromosomal abnormalities. An abnormal fetus has one extra chromosome than normal fetuses.
  • It is a reliable test that accurately detects the extra chromosome in the fetus and also gives information about the neurological abnormalities
  • The test results can also indicate more than one fetus, other birth defects, or complicated pregnancy.
  • It helps doctors detect the problem more quickly.
  • This helps the couple prepare mentally before the child's birth in case of any defect detected during pregnancy.

Q&A

Helps you know your test better

Q. How can I book my test?

A. If you are planning to book diagnostic tests with Redcliffe Labs, then it is quite a simple and smooth process. All you have to do is just call us and our well trained and patient-friendly representatives will book an appointment for you. Also, you can book the test online by visiting our website and as soon as we get your query within no time we will make sure to book the appointment for you.

Q. In how much time will I get my test report?

A. Redcliffe Labs knows how important the timing is when it comes to health checkups. We make sure that reports are sent to you as soon as possible so that you can begin with the right treatment and medications on time. You will get your reports within 3 days.

Q. Where can I see or get my test results?

A. You can receive your test results at your given email address or on your phone number and also on WhatsApp. Redcliffe Labs makes sure to send precise and timely reports following the highest standards to maintain quality.

Q. Is home sample collection available for this test?

A. Yes, home sample collection is available for the diagnostic tests as per your needs. Once the test is booked as per your diagnostic requirements, our expert phlebotomist will reach your given address to collect the sample.

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Introduction to Double Marker Test

During pregnancy, parents want to know everything happening inside the womb, if their child is doing ok or not, and what developmental stages the child has gone through already. As the fetus develops, there are chances that there might be some chromosomal abnormalities that the fetus has developed during the period. It is important to ensure everything is ok with the fetus, for the same reason your gynecologist suggests that you get the double marker test done between the 11th and 14th week of the pregnancy.

Double or Dual Marker Test is a blood test that is known as the maternal serum screening test; this test aims to determine if there are any abnormalities in the fetus. This test involves two markers: the beta HCG (human gonadotropin hormone) test and the PAPP-A (pregnancy-associated plasma protein A) Test. If abnormal amounts of these markers are present in the body, there are chances that the fetus might have some chromosomal abnormalities.

When your doctor has suggested that you get the dual marker test, you can opt for Redcliffe Labs and avail of the home sample collection service to collect the blood sample from the comfort of your home.

 Test Details:

Also Known As Double Marker Test, Dual Marker Test, Maternal Serum Screening
Purpose Determine if there are any chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus
Preparation Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking before the test
Fasting No Fasting Required
Get Reports Within 3 Days
Double Marker Test Cost INR 2149 - INR 2400

Double Marker Test Details

When is the double marker test required?

Doctors suggest the double-marker blood test when the woman is pregnant to determine if there are any abnormalities in the fetus. However, there are cases where the female cannot skip getting this test done, or it may be risky for the baby.

  • If the pregnant woman is 35 or older, there is a high chance that the fetus will develop any chromosomal abnormalities, so getting tested is important.
  • If there has been a family history where the child has developed chromosomal abnormalities, then it is important to get tested; it would help diagnose or rule out any chances of the abnormalities.
  • If the woman has been a regular smoker or drinker, they need to make sure to get tested, as it has been seen that smoking or drinking increases the chances for the fetus to develop any genetic disorder or chromosomal abnormality.

If you fall into any of these categories, you need to get the double marker test during pregnancy, as it helps give assurance that the baby is healthy.

Abnormalities that can be determined:

During normal pregnancy, the female fetus consists of 22 XX chromosomes and 22 XY chromosomes, and the dual marker test is recommended to determine if the fetus has these many chromosomes or if there is any abnormality. Some of the genetic or chromosomal abnormalities that can be diagnosed through this blood test are:

  • Down’s syndrome: In the case of Down’s syndrome, the fetus has an extra chromosome or a piece of it. This extra chromosome creates both physical and mental issues for the baby, thus making life harder.
  • Patau syndrome is also known as the trisomy 13 condition. It is one of the most commonly found chromosomal conditions; studies show that 1 out of 16,000 newborns suffers from trisomy 13. When suffering from this condition, the person may suffer from heart, spine, or brain-related abnormalities.
  • Trisomy 18: This condition is also known as Edward syndrome, and in this condition, there is an extra copy of chromosome 18 in the body. The child may have major physical and mental issues and a low birth weight, all of which lead to major physical problems in the body. This condition is common in fetuses; however, it is not very common in live births, as in most cases, the fetus is lost to miscarriage.

These genetic conditions can be determined through the double-checker test, and knowing any conditions helps the parents be prepared beforehand.

Preparations Required Before the Double Marker Test:

There is no special set of rules that are to be followed before taking the dual-marker blood test. However, these are some basic guidelines to be followed:

  • You are not required to fast before taking the double marker test, but if your health requires it, talk to your physician about any special dietary requirements.
  • You are pregnant so you might be on any medication or supplement. It is important to inform your doctor about that as well. You do not need to panic in such situations; if they think there is an issue, they will tell you about the solution as well. 
  • It is a blood test, so it is always recommended to avoid any workouts or yoga before taking the test.
  • It is advised not to smoke or drink alcohol before taking the test because it may alter the test results.

If you follow these basic guidelines before taking the test and keep your physician in the loop, you are ready.

The procedure for the double marker test is:

This double marker test is like any other blood test, so the procedure followed is the same.

  • The phlebotomist, on arrival, ties a band around your arm.
  • They tell you to make a fist so the veins are properly visible.
  • They disinfect the area from which the blood is to be drawn.
  • Then, a thin, sterile needle is inserted into the vein to draw blood, and after removing the needle, a bandage is put on the punctured area.
  • After drawing the blood, they put it in a vial, seal it, and label it.
  • This vial is then taken to the laboratory to be tested.

Remember that the punctured area may have a stinging sensation for around two days. If it lasts more than two days or the pain is significantly severe, you should consult a doctor.

Tips to avoid any birth defects:

If you don’t want your child to face any chromosomal abnormalities, then it is important to take all the preventive measures from the beginning of the pregnancy. Your doctor may give you advice, depending on your health condition. However, here are a few generic tips that would be beneficial for anyone pregnant:

  • Eat a Balanced Diet: It is important to have an adequate amount of all the vitamins and minerals that help in the overall development of the fetus. Your baby depends on your food choice, so you must provide the fetus with all the necessary nutrients and avoid processed food as much as possible.
  • Quit smoking or drinking: It has been seen that these habits can be responsible for the development of many different genetic conditions. The more people have started adapting to Western culture, the more genetic abnormalities have been increasing.
  • Plan your pregnancy well: If you are suffering from any chronic condition like diabetes, you need to plan your pregnancy well because the high levels of glucose or any other condition may impact the fetus badly and can cause abnormalities.

These are a few things one can do to avoid any birth defects during their pregnancy. However, it would help if you always kept in mind that it is important to take a doctor’s opinion before changing anything in your lifestyle or dietary habits; they will suggest things based on your individual medical history.

Double Marker Test Price at Redcliffe Labs:

The cost of the double-marker test at Redcliffe Labs starts from Rs 2149 and goes up to Rs 2400. This price varies from lab to lab, but we at Redcliffe Labs try to keep the prices as reasonable as possible. You can get your test done in the comfort of your home from the ISO-certified and NABL-accredited Diagnostic Lab, trusted and recommended by many health providers.

If you are looking for a place to get tested, you can contact Redcliffe Labs and avail of the doorstep sample collection service. You get the sample collected from the comfort of your home and get the reports in a stipulated timeframe

Double Marker Test Price

Double Marker Test Cost in Different Cities - Redcliffe Labs

City Name Discounted Price
Delhi ₹2249
Noida ₹2249
Mumbai ₹2249
Bangalore ₹2249
Kolkata ₹2149
Pune ₹2249
Lucknow ₹2400
Ahmedabad ₹2249
Hyderabad ₹2249
Chennai ₹2249
Gurgaon ₹2249
Jaipur ₹2400
Faridabad ₹2249
Indore ₹2400
Patna ₹2400

Pregnancy-Related Tests/Packages That You Can Book with Redcliffe Labs

Tests/Packages Offer Price in INR
HCG Test ₹499
HCG Tumor Marker (Cancer) Test ₹650
Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP), Maternal Marker Test ₹900
Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein-A(PAPP-A) Test ₹1000
Double Marker Test- Auto-Delfia ₹2500
Double Marker Test + PLGF- Roche ₹3200
Triple Marker Test ₹2799
Quadruple Marker Test ₹3600

What are the advantages of a non-invasive Double Marker test at Redcliffe?

  • Redcliffe provides the most versatile and safe dual test for pregnancy
  • The test is very accurate, detecting trisomies more than 99 percent of the time; the false positive rate is nearly non-existent, at less than 1 percent.
  • The test is straightforward and efficient. Only 10 mL of the mother's blood is needed for the sample.
  • The test provides an in-depth investigation of different aneuploidies that your child may have.
  • Testing is highly efficient and there is no need to redraw the blood.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Double Marker Test?
It is one of the pregnancy tests often recommended to detect abnormalities in the fetus and check for the baby's healthy development inside the womb.
    What is the price of a Double Marker Test ?
    Double Marker Test can be booked with Redcliffe Labs at a starting price of Rs 2149 and can go up to Rs 2400 PAN India with a free home sample collection facility.
      What are the benefits of taking the Double Marker Test?
      Being a common pregnancy test, the double marker test checks for chromosomal abnormalities in the baby inside the womb and ensures the baby's and mom-to-be's health. It helps prevent unforeseen complications after the baby is born.
        Is the double marker test mandatory?
        Double marker test is not mandatory, yet highly advisable to detect abnormalities in the fetus before birth that enable one to avoid unforeseen complications and take preventive measures in time.
          Can a double marker test be done after 14 weeks?
          Yes, the double marker test during pregnancy can be done between 10 to 14 weeks.
            How to read double-marker test reports?
            The results are positive if the ratio is between 1:10 to 1:250, and this condition is highly dangerous for both the mother and the developing fetus. Whereas the ratio between 1:1000 or above means negative results, indicating safe results and fewer risks.
              How is the double marker test done ?
              The double marker test is done through a blood sample. Your healthcare provider will collect the blood sample from your arm’s vein.
                Why is the double marker test done?
                The double marker test diagnoses the chromosomal abnormalities. The test detects neurological problems such as Down syndrome or Edwards Syndrome in the fetuS
                  When is the double marker test done?
                  The double market test is done during the 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. This specific timing is important for accurate results. This early screening allows for early detection if any issues are present.
                    How much time does it take for a double marker test?
                    The double market test does not take more than 15 minutes. The phlebotomist will collect the blood sample from the vein during the process.
                      Is a double marker test done on an empty stomach?
                      The double market test does not require fasting; you can eat and drink as usual before the test.
                        What if the double marker test is positive?
                        The positive result of the double marker test indicates the risk of chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus like Down syndrome and Edward Syndrome.

                          25% off for a limited period

                          Frequently Asked Questions

                          What is a Double Marker Test?
                          It is one of the pregnancy tests often recommended to detect abnormalities in the fetus and check for the baby's healthy development inside the womb.
                            What is the price of a Double Marker Test ?
                            Double Marker Test can be booked with Redcliffe Labs at a starting price of Rs 2149 and can go up to Rs 2400 PAN India with a free home sample collection facility.
                              What are the benefits of taking the Double Marker Test?
                              Being a common pregnancy test, the double marker test checks for chromosomal abnormalities in the baby inside the womb and ensures the baby's and mom-to-be's health. It helps prevent unforeseen complications after the baby is born.
                                Is the double marker test mandatory?
                                Double marker test is not mandatory, yet highly advisable to detect abnormalities in the fetus before birth that enable one to avoid unforeseen complications and take preventive measures in time.
                                  Can a double marker test be done after 14 weeks?
                                  Yes, the double marker test during pregnancy can be done between 10 to 14 weeks.
                                    How to read double-marker test reports?
                                    The results are positive if the ratio is between 1:10 to 1:250, and this condition is highly dangerous for both the mother and the developing fetus. Whereas the ratio between 1:1000 or above means negative results, indicating safe results and fewer risks.
                                      How is the double marker test done ?
                                      The double marker test is done through a blood sample. Your healthcare provider will collect the blood sample from your arm’s vein.
                                        Why is the double marker test done?
                                        The double marker test diagnoses the chromosomal abnormalities. The test detects neurological problems such as Down syndrome or Edwards Syndrome in the fetuS
                                          When is the double marker test done?
                                          The double market test is done during the 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. This specific timing is important for accurate results. This early screening allows for early detection if any issues are present.
                                            How much time does it take for a double marker test?
                                            The double market test does not take more than 15 minutes. The phlebotomist will collect the blood sample from the vein during the process.
                                              Is a double marker test done on an empty stomach?
                                              The double market test does not require fasting; you can eat and drink as usual before the test.
                                                What if the double marker test is positive?
                                                The positive result of the double marker test indicates the risk of chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus like Down syndrome and Edward Syndrome.