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Quad screen: A guide to prenatal testing  
Abstract:  This handout gives information to help women decide if they want to have a quad screen. The test, done during pregnancy, shows the chance of the baby having Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or spina bifida. Benefits and risks of the test, and explanations of "positive" and "negative" test results are included.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 1995, February 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  Maternity and Infant Center (MIC); Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
General Topics:  Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Infant Care; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Spinal Cord Disorders; Screening; Maternal and Infant Health; Genetic Screening; Genetic Diseases and Disorders; Down Syndrome; Birth Defects
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese; Somalian
Audience:  Women; Partner; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Free
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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