Pregnancy & Fertility
Providing diagnostics and treatment services to individuals across Africa.
Down Syndrome & Preeclampsia (Inhibin A)
Our Down syndrome and Preeclampsia test measures the amount of inhibin A hormone in a pregnant woman's blood to check for Down syndrome in her baby and her risk of having preeclampsia.
Preeclmapsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, damage to liver and kidney and swelling of hands and feet.
Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) - Is a genetic disorder which causes developmental and intellectual delays in individuals with the disorder.
Research shows that elevated levels of inhibin A is implicated in preeclampsia and is increased in the blood of mothers with fetuses that have Down Syndrome.
This test is generally done between 15 and 20 weeks.
Why Get Tested
It is estimated that 15% of women die from preeclampsia every year. However, if detected early, preeclampsia can be properly managed.
Over 300,000 individuals in Nigeria have Down syndrome. Intervention in early infancy can greatly improve the long term quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome.
Elevated levels of inhibin A has been implicated in preeclampsia and Down syndrome.
This test requires a blood sample The blood sample can be collected at one of our partner locations