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What is nuchal translucency screening?

What is nuchal translucency screening?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Nuchal translucency screening, what is this?

Nuchal translucency screening, what is this?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Do I need to get nuchal translucency screening?

It is highly recomme: Recommended as it is the standard of care ! it will help identify that your fetus has no problems and you will also need a fetal anatomy scan at 20 weeks to make sure everything is ok , I am sure it will be , but if it is not then you have options and your OB can better manage you either way. ...Read more

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Where can I find out about nuchal translucency screening?

You doctor: Your ob/gyn can explain that to you. It is safe and effective, but it is not available everywhere and is not considered the standard of care for pregnancy surveillance. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency screen, how is this used?

Nuchal translucency screen, how is this used?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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What is a nuchal translucency test?

What is a nuchal translucency test?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm, what to do?

Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm, what to do?

Nuchal Translucency : Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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Is 2mm a normal nuchal translucency at 13 weeks pregnant?

Is 2mm a normal nuchal translucency at 13 weeks pregnant?

See below: The short answer is yes, it is within normal. However, it is a bit more complicated than that. The nt is one factor in assessing the risk of having a chromosomal abnormality. If you are 22 years old with an nt of 2 mm, you would get a different risk than a 45 yr old with an nt of 2 mm. There are other factors as well and the data is combined with blood work. ...Read more

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Q> does 0.14cm nuchal translucency in 13 weeks pregnant is normal? Tia

Q> does 0.14cm nuchal translucency in 13 weeks pregnant is normal? Tia

First trimester scre: You must have a nt ultrasound test and that is combined with a blood sample. You cannot take one or the other out of the equation. Please wait for your test results to come back. ...Read more