do I prepare for the test?
- Before having this test done, you need to think carefully about
what you would do with the results once you have them. The results
of this blood test cannot show for sure whether you have either
a healthy fetus or one with a problem; it can only suggest which
patients might want to go ahead with further testing. Because
amniocentesis (the test that is usually recommended after an
abnormal triple screen) has a small risk of miscarriage, and
because most people with an abnormal triple screen decide to
go ahead with amniocentesis, this is an important decision. You
should have this test done only if you think the information
it offers would help you to make decisions about your pregnancy.