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High HCG levels

I had blood drawn to see if there was a chance for DS because of my age. The results came back positive that 1 of 84 births. I was told that wasn't to bad. But my HCG levels are high. Is this something I should worry about? The ultrasounds shows a healthy baby with normal measurements.

My OB says the High HCG levels could mean retardation. Is that true?
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I have actually heard that as well, when I was researching what low HCGlevels indicated......  Are you planning on having an amnio?  What weeek are you in?  OH - and how old are you?  And what was your HCG level?
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I am 20 weeks. Not planning an amnio. I'm 37. HCG levels are 2.38
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yes, i heard downsyndrome as well.
here's a helpful link:

http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/1483/hcg.html
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Could you give us some more information?  Did you do the NT test?  If so, what was the NT measurement?  How old are you and how far along are you?
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so sorry, I didn't see your other comment.  So I know your age and how far along you are.  Still, did you do the NT test?
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what is a NT test?
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Hi:

Here's another chart with HCG levels.  stephie4, I'm curious why they would have 5-50 as normal three weeks in a row?  Seems a bit low...

There is such a wide range.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.

http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/pfirsttri/0,,midwife_3pt5,00.html
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