PAPP-A Test

What is the Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A) Test?

The Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A) test determines the amount of PAPP-A secreted by the placenta during pregnancy. A low PAPP-A level may suggest an increased risk of genetic abnormalities in the fetus. This test assists in determining the risk of acquiring aneuploidies, such as trisomy 21 and down syndrome, in the developing baby during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy.

The PAPP-A test analyses PAPP-A levels in the blood. PAPP-A is an enzyme that binds to zinc, and it is utilized in prenatal screening and atherosclerosis. Low PAPP-A levels in pregnant women between 8 and 14 weeks of pregnancy increase the risk of premature delivery, trisomy 21, preeclampsia, and stillbirth.

This test looks for Down's Syndrome (trisomy 21) and Edward's Syndrome (trisomy 18). PAPP-A levels fall in these conditions, and the fetus's neck space is more significant than expected.

Why Done? 

  • For use throughout the first trimester of pregnancy as a prenatal screening
  • To determine the presence of Down syndrome.
  • To detect the presence of Trisomy 18

Procedure: 

You'll have blood extracted from an arm vein. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required Documents for Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A) Test:

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After Care: 

No particular type of care is required.

Cost of Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A (PAPP-A) Test in Delhi: 

The Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-ATest cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

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