The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome and other Trisomies. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Advances in Noninvasive Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome and other Trisomies (online CE course) »
How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 94 CE courses, most popular
$95 Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart

Patient Information for Prenatal Maternal Serum Screening

Laboratories that perform the triple or quad screen usually require submission of specific patient information related to patient history and indications for performing the testing. Some of the following information may be requested on the patient request form:
  • Estimated gestational age (weeks and days)
  • Date on which the mother was the stated gestational age
  • How gestational age was determined (eg, first day of last monthly period, estimated date of delivery, or ultrasound dating)
  • Patient's weight, date of birth, and race
  • Relevant patient history (eg, prior neural tube defects, Down syndrome, ultrasound anomalies)
  • Was the patient receiving medication (eg, insulin) to control diabetes at the time of conception?
  • Is there clinical evidence of multiple gestations (twins, etc)?
  • Is this an initial maternal serum screening or was there a previous screening during this pregnancy?