About NT Scan
- Nuchal translucency represents a small collection of fluid in the back of the baby neck.
- It is measured at 11weeks 2days to 14weeks 1day of age or when the baby measures 48mm to 84mm.
- It is offered to all pregnant mothers as a screening test to identify babies with chromosomal anomalies.
- It has an accuracy rate of >75%.
- It may be combined with other blood tests – free beta HCG and PAPP-A for better accuracy – >90%.
- Although it was initially advised only for high-risk pregnancies, the benefit of the scan far outweighs the cost and therefore most pregnant mothers are advised to get this scan done.
- The scan is usually done by tras-abdominal route – the probe is placed on the abdomen. However, in few patients who are fatty trans-vaginal route may be preferred where a high-resolution probe is inserted.
- If the scan is positive you may be asked to have invasive testing to analyze the chromosomes of the fetus.
The advantage is that:
- Early pick up of abnormality so pregnancy can be terminated.
- Accurate dating of the pregnancy
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West Godavari Dist, AP – 534211.