This is a very important consultation that helps to determine the risk of developing congenital genetic diseases
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Doctor's consultation - genetics during pregnancy is necessary for the timely detection and exclusion of chromosomal fetal malformations.
In cities, there are laboratories where you can research. For Down's disease, PAPP-A analysis can be taken almost everywhere, and about the price - even in some paid laboratories it is not so expensive, I look at Labfoy in Moscow it will be about 900 rubles. https://lab4u.ru/store/test/papp-a-assotsiirovannyy-s-beremennostyu-plazmennyy-belok-a/?sphrase_id=2614280 and is done during the day.
Hello! Consultation with a geneticist is necessary even before pregnancy, especially if the family has cases of infertility, miscarriage, birth of children with any pathology, cases of hereditary, severe chronic, oncological diseases in the family, if there is any other question to genetics, etc. During pregnancy, most often a woman is referred to genetics if she is in a high-risk group for screening. Screening means sieving, i.e. narrowing the entire group of pregnant women to the one that already needs diagnostic tests. Screening is carried out at 11-14 weeks of pregnancy and includes an ultrasound of an expert class and a blood test, then a computer calculation of the risk takes place, and if the risk exceeds 1: 100 (i.e. the probability of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality of more than 1%) or the fetus has malformations visible on ultrasound at 11-14 or 18-21 weeks of pregnancy, then the woman is sent for a consultation with a geneticist to resolve the issue of already diagnostic tests. There are also cases when a woman takes some medications, not knowing she was pregnant. The geneticist in this case advises whether there is a risk of fetal pathology. These are just the most common reasons for referral to a geneticist.