When you come along for your 12-week screening test or ultrasound, you will be offered to take part in a nuchal translucency test. This ultrasound scan is performed to determine the probability of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrom; it will also help diagnose any structural conditions to the baby’s neck. Prenatal screening is essential as the tests carry the potential to highlight something abnormal.
When carrying out a nuchal translucency scan, we perform an ultrasound that will confirm your baby’s heartbeat is vital and how many babies you should be expecting. We will also carry out diagnostic testing. By this, we mean, check fluid at the back of the neck, the nasal bone is present, your baby’s heart rate, body, heart, stomach, bladder, hands and feet. Baby growth is essential, and we want to confirm everything is moving in the right direction.
The screening test and trimester screening programme have been put in place to look at all aspects of the pregnancy, including the pregnant women, placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord. During the nuchal translucency scan, our team will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you might have; if there are any issues.
When we carry out the Nuchal Translucency test, we are searching for chromosomal abnormalities through the process of an ultrasound scan; this diagnostic test is to determine whether or not your baby is at risk of developing Down’s Syndrome, Edward’s Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome. When searching for a chromosomal abnormality, the test has an accuracy rate of above 85% at detecting down’s syndrome. If it is detected, we may recommend a blood test to investigate further. The process is as follows for looking at chromosomal abnormalities;
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*Please Note for Multiple Pregnancies, there is an additional charge of £25 added to your package
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We recommend our NT scan to all pregnant women who would like to assess their baby’s risk of Down’s Syndrome; although the scan cannot tell whether your baby will be affected, it can help you decide whether or not you should have further diagnostic tests. A Nuchal Translucency scan is essential to help monitor your baby’s well being.
Nuchal Translucency is the collection of fluid under the skin at the back of your baby’s neck. An NT Scan will measure this using ultrasound technology when your baby is between 11 and 14 weeks old or measures between 45mm and 84mm. All babies have some fluid, but most babies with Down’s Syndrome have an increased amount. Prenatal testing will help determine if your baby has any chromosomal abnormality issues.
No matter your age, there is always a chance you may have a baby with Down’s Syndrome. Suppose you conceive over the age of 35, the chance increases. A nuchal translucency ultrasound will let you know how high your risk may be and will help you decide if you should go on to have amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling tests.
The purpose of an NT (nuchal translucency) scan is to assess if your baby may be affected by Down’s Syndrome. A risk assessment will be created after a measurement of the baby’s nuchal fold, crown-rump length and foetal heart rate is taken. The foetal gestation age and placental position will also be identified during a nuchal scan, and we can confirm whether it is a single/multiple pregnancies.
Book now or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this scan; our team are always more than happy to discuss the scan and what it entails with you before you make your appointment. We are passionate about helping pregnant women get the best prenatal care; because of this, you can visit any one of our clinics for Nuchal translucency scans; they are in the following locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames. Be sure to make your appointment today.
“We have now had 3 scans at the Brentwood branch, and the staff are lovely! This has been our favourite private clinic.. the sonographer Teresa is lovely, she explains everything in so much detail and doesn’t rush through the scan! No doubt we will be back again before our baby comes.”