Triple Screen came back positive for Spina Bifida?

Deana - posted on 05/11/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 2 1/2 year old son who I also got the triple screen or Afp test done on while pregnant. I didn't get an irregular or positive result on it at all, it was prefectly normal, but I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with my second and recieved news that I did test positive for spina bifida. I am worried sick. I go to the doctor on Thursday and I am scared to death. Do these test have high false positive rate? Or has anyone else been positive and had a prefectly healthy youngster.


Karie - posted on 05/13/2013




I had the same thing happen to me in 2006. With my first pregnancy, I elected to have the AFP test done and everything was fine. I didn't think twice about having it done with my 2nd pregnancy. When I got that phone call, I was devestated. We had to go through genetic counceling before we had any further testing done. Needless to say, my son was born perfectly healthy with nothing wrong with his spine at all. I had numerous ultra sounds done to check and nothing came back negativley. The false positive rate on these tests are so high. I wouldn't worry too much about it or at least try not to and see how it goes. Good luck to you.

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