i am sure that most of you have had this test it the blood test given to you between 15-20 weeks. well i had mine done and it came back abnormal for the baby having down syndrome. i have been researching it on the internet since i got home and basically the odds of a false positive are very high.
" if the test is given to 100 women 5 of those women will come back with a positive result and of those 5 only 2 percent will actually have a baby with a birth defect"
this is of some comfort i guess. ia m just really stressing right now, the doctor redid the test but she is like the best thing to do is to have an amniocentesis. she didnt even want to have the ultrasound to see if maybe my due date was wrong( this can contribute to a false positive) or anything. the problem with the amniocentesis is that there is a 40 percent chance of miscarriage with the test. and the baby could be perfectly healthy but i could have a miscarriage because of a false negative. it is just really stressful. have any of you had this test and the amniocentesis? any advice could really help right now