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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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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What is nuchal translucency?

What is nuchal translucency?

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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Ultrasound at 12 weeks showed nuchal translucency was 4mm. What does this mean?

Ultrasound at 12 weeks showed nuchal translucency was 4mm. What does this mean?

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 does this mean?

Nuchal translucency scan at 4.4mm. What does this mean?

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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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

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Done 3 urine tests. positive. about 4 weeks pregnant. Vaginal ultrasound scan shows embryo but with no yolk sac. Endo thickness: 19.3mm. Worried?

Done 3 urine tests. positive. about 4 weeks pregnant. Vaginal ultrasound scan shows embryo but with no yolk sac. Endo thickness: 19.3mm. Worried?

Give it time: Our technology to detect pregnancies is amazing but sometimes we see structures well before they get formed. Give it time for the sac to form structures; you can repeat the US in 1-2 weeks to assess growth. This can be correlated with hormone level checks as well to ensure appropriate rise Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Is it possible that the nuchal translucency (ips) ultrasound be performed at 8-9 weeks?

Is it possible that the nuchal translucency (ips) ultrasound be performed at 8-9 weeks?

Nuchal translucency: The nuchal translucency test is standardized to 11 -13 6/7 weeks. The crown rump measurement of the fetus must be 45 - 84 mm. ...Read more

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Based on ultrasound, the uterus is anteverted measuring 5.5 x 3.0 x 3.9cm the endometrial echo measures 0.5 cm in thickness. Is it normal?

Based on ultrasound, the uterus is anteverted measuring 5.5 x 3.0 x 3.9cm the endometrial echo measures 0.5 cm in thickness. Is it normal?

Was this ultrasound: done for routine pregnancy? IF so, you are probably early on in your pregnancy. If it was done for GYN reasons, e.g. irregular bleeding or untimely bleeding, then it depends on what your normal situation is. Are you on birth control pills or implants? Do you have an IUD or planning on one? These measurements can be normal in the right setting, or not. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm. Blood tests confirm all is normal. Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic. Chances of cancer?

Thyroid nodule at 3.4 x 4.7 x 2.3cm.  Blood tests confirm all is normal.  Ultrasound shows heterogeneous iso/small area hypechoic.  Chances of cancer?

Yes, some: You need to see an endocrinologist.. Who would likely do a fine needle aspiration(fna) biopsy. Thyroid cancer needs to be ruled out by further testing. It has to be a consideration in your case. But thyroid cancer is easily treatable and highly curable(>95%). ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed thick nuchal foldworried. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed thick nuchal foldworried. What does this mean?

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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NT scan shows 3.3 mm thickness, normal blood tests. 1 white spot at baby's heart. Nasal bone present. Everything else is fine. Does my baby had DS?

NT scan shows 3.3 mm thickness, normal blood tests. 1 white spot at baby's heart. Nasal bone present. Everything else is fine. Does my baby had DS?

Can't say...: Those tests are not diagnostic of anything. An increased thickness has been associated with Downs Syndrome, so the risk is thought to be increased BUT IT DOES NOT IN ANY WAY SAY YOUR BABY HAS DOWNS. The echogenic cardiac focus is also very nonspecific and usually means nothing at all. Follow with your doc for the revised "odds". If you want certainty consider amnio (only after understanding risks) ...Read more

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