Answer: hello.. dear dont worry they are neither painful nor harmful to your baby..The amount of fluid is measured during a nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound scan: between 11 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy. The nuchal translucency (NT) screening is a test done during pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the fluid buildup at the back of the developing baby's neck. If this area is thicker than normal, it can be an early sign of Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or heart problems.
Double screen test is done between 10-13 weeks of pregnancy. It assesses the possibility of Down's syndrome, trisomy 18, trisomy 21 in the fetus. Double screen test is a blood test where Free Beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) and PAPP-A (Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein) symptoms are checked in the blood.
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Question: What is expected range for NT scan and Double marker test? I am due for these tests in 2 weeks
Answer: The NT scan result should be more than 2mm and double marker test test have 2 parameters to evaluate one is HCG which should be above 25700 mIU/ml and PAPP-A value with 1MoM. These have to interpretated according to gestational age and reference range accordingly.
Question: What are nt scan, dual test&anc profile? In which week we have to do these tests?
Answer: NT scan &Dual blood test is prescribed in 12 or 13th week of pregnancy and anc profile is generally prescribed to check all kind of blood and urine profile after 6th week of pregnancy
Question: I am in my 13th week, doctor has recommended NT scan and Dual maker. Are these compulsory test
Answer: Yes it is necessary to get scan done to detect any genetic abnormalities of your baby in the earlu stage of pregnancy.