13 weeks pregnant mother

Question: what is NT scan and dual test? is this is safe for baby? i am so worried about these tests is these tests are painful? plz guide me...plz

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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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