Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:08 pm
The time frame is important because the nuchal fold at the back of the neck holds a certain amount of fluid which disappears at about 13 weeks. If the fluid is excessive it can be a marker for Downs. Some places do the scan for free but I live in East Yorkshire and had to pay £200.00 for a private scan. It doesn't give a definite yes or no like an amnio but does give you a risk factor, so you can then decide to have the amnio or cvs for a definite yes or no.
If I hadn't had the nuchal I would have had the triple test.
Hope this helps hun
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:53 am
I had the triple test and at 38years old my results came back as high 1 in 70 I think. I didnt really want an amnio but booked a private scan. The lady said the my Lo had very long legs and could not see anything wrong. Downs children typically have short legs so didnt have the amnio. Everything was ok and LO is perfect. Hope everything is ok with you.