triple-marker test

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2240
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A definition of "triple-marker test" is presented. It refers to the testing for Down syndrome in which the maternal serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin, and unconjugated estriol are assessed. The test is also used as an alternative to amniocentesis.


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