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Nuchal results on mums over 35

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gunwalloe Fri 07-Mar-14 18:35:44

Ive decided due to my age to have the harmony test 10 weeks at incase my nuchal comes back high risk but am interested to hear if many mums over 35 have had really low risk scores back?

Also interested in high risk to for balance.

splendide Tue 22-Apr-14 15:23:55

Just got mine. Letter said 1:15,000 but when I read the actual notes it was 1:1,500. I presume the notes are right and the letter wrong. This is a little higher than I was hoping for but I think either counts as low risk. I'm 34 now but 35 at EDD.

JustGotMyBabyOnBoardBadge Tue 22-Apr-14 15:22:26

I'm 35 and my combined result came back today of 13,000:1 which I'm grateful for - however I could always be the '1' [hmmm]

Reckon I could just be a bit negative as can't find anything I want to eat without making me want to hurl...

Jo178 Tue 22-Apr-14 14:22:26

Mine was 1 in 16,000 at 37.

honeyharris Tue 22-Apr-14 14:19:17

My NT score was 1:4600 (I'll be 38 when baby is here) and I also had the Harmony test at 14 weeks as didn't feel sufficiently reassured by the score (however I am very anxious and have a cousin with Downs so it was on my mind from the beginning). I would have opted for amnio but husband wasn't keen so thought Harmony was a happy medium.

gunwalloe Mon 21-Apr-14 22:30:48

fissawissa anything over 1 in 150 is considered low risk. If your not happy with the result you have you could have the harmony or nifty test they aren't cheap but if you want piece of mind it may help you.

MrsPatMustard Mon 21-Apr-14 21:28:27

Was 39 and the result came back as 1-30,000. Much better than I was expecting. Now have lovely little boy grin

Fissawissa Mon 21-Apr-14 19:14:46

I'm 34 & the nuchsl scan was 1.40mm and the adjusted risk of Trisomy 21 is 1:209. My letter said low risk but now I'm seeing the results in their thousands & I'm a bit worried.
Am I reading my results wrong?

LightTripper Mon 21-Apr-14 11:42:43

I am 38 and had Panorama (v similar to Harmony) for same reason as you. I didn't have the hormone tests done as Panorama had already come back clear, but nuchal fold was tiny (less than 1mm I think) so I think my combined test results would have been OK. But it did mean I could look forward to the scan rather than worrying about it.

Still worth having the scan IMO as they are not just looking for genetic abnormailites, here are other problems they can check for. Plus it was really nice to see her again!

Foxeym Mon 21-Apr-14 09:24:42

I'm 42 and my results came back as 1:19000 which I was really surprised at. I didn't have the test with my other 2DCs as I was in my twenties then

KatharineClover Mon 21-Apr-14 08:57:37

I'm 35 and my NHS result was 1:73000. For my DS (when I was 31) it was 1:15000 so I am surprised it is a lot lower this time.

drivenfromdistraction Mon 21-Apr-14 08:00:55

Age 40 I had 1:5,000 with DC3 - because of her large nose bone apparently! (She had a perfectly ordinary size nose at birth)

beeny Mon 21-Apr-14 07:52:09

I was 35 and test was 1:38,000

OneLittleToddleTerror Mon 21-Apr-14 07:50:04

I have also decided before hand that if I got 1 in 250 or worse I would go for a harmony test. I think it is just how comfortable with the risk factor.

curiousuze Mon 21-Apr-14 07:48:25

I had a nuchal fold test which came back at 6.5mm - very very high, so it was a case of finding out what was wrong rather than wondering if something was definitely wrong. I then had a cvs to confirm there was a problem. I was 35. I had a problem free pregnancy the following year though.

Pregnantagain7 Mon 21-Apr-14 07:46:32

I'm 36 measurement was 1.6 and the result after bloods was 1:39000 so very low obviously I was very relieved but wasn't expecting it to be so low.

OneLittleToddleTerror Mon 21-Apr-14 07:46:09

I was 35 for my first and now 39 pregnant with my second. Both times the combined tests for downs came back with 1 in 2000ish. I think this is pretty good for my age. Don't worry too much. Lots of older mums around with ok results.

JBrd Mon 21-Apr-14 07:44:47

With DS at 39, my combined risk was 1:4500.
Now pg with DC2 at 42, combined risk came back at 1:17 confused Nuchal fold 1.1mm, but my Papp-A is very low.
Harmony test failed twice, so am now going to have amnio.

SofiaAmes Mon 21-Apr-14 07:27:25

I had very low risk nuchal fold when pregnant at 39, but decided that I didn't trust the results (and the limited issues that nuchal tests for and the efficacy of the test) and had an amnio in the end (which came out fine).

livingzuid Mon 21-Apr-14 07:18:36

I'm 35 and three quarters smile NT result was 1:2199 after bloodwork. They don't tell you the scan result here (Netherlands) but I was staring at the screen and it was around 2.4mm but that was at 13+4 so right at the time limit of the test.
On age alone I was 1:290 which freaked me out.

If the result had been in the 100s I would have travelled to Brussels for the NIFTY which is similar to Harmony and paid. Not available here yet although it will be soon.

Good luck tbusmile

ViXter11 Sun 20-Apr-14 21:20:40

Hi I am 41 and 18 weeks pregnant. No amnio. Nuchal fold plus tests gave me 1:9500 and Harmony negative for all trisomy. All the best to you all

Racal7 Fri 28-Mar-14 08:13:02

1 in 64,000 at 35

weebigmamma Thu 27-Mar-14 17:54:26

I had odds of 1/35 at age 38. Harmony test came back clear. So expensive but totally worth it for peace of mind.

Booboostoo Thu 27-Mar-14 17:52:32

My results just came in, 1:520. The doctor said she was happy with this as my NF was 1.6mm and my bloods good but just my age (41) that pushed the risk up. No Harmony test available here otherwise I would have liked to have done it.

Harmony is not the standard test yet as it is a very recent test and NICE are waiting for enough confirmed correct results from pregnancies coming to term. I remember in 2010/11 when I was pg with DC1 the first small scale study of it had just been published, so it's early days yet in terms of large scale data and it makes sense for a public policy making body to be cautious about something as important as this.

Rubyshoe Thu 27-Mar-14 16:46:52

Results came back today and was happy but shocked to see a risk of 1:40,731 Nuchal fold was 1.5mm so had been hopeful. Am 37, will be 38 in couple of months. For various reasons my midwife actually tried to put me off having the test but am glad I did now as hopefully it's one less worry x

time2deal Thu 27-Mar-14 15:46:12

I'm 37 and got 1:2900 from nuchal and bloods, and 1:100,000 from Harmony. (Could be 1:10,000... the lowest they give).

By the way he said the age related risk is 1:140 at 37 based only on age. I was terrified to get this result actually so very pleased. Nuchal was 2.1.

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