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really vague results from nuchal screening

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ladysnorkmaiden Thu 18-Oct-12 13:47:13

I had the screening and blood taken just a little over a week ago, and got my letter with the results just a few minutes ago. While I was thrilled to read that I am in the "Low Risk group," and that, "this means that the chance of having a baby with Down's Syndrome is very small," I was expecting a little more info. For example, would any of you happen to know if I will be getting a separate letter for the other chromosomal disorders the nuchal screening is meant to check for? Also, I had assumed that I would be given the actual numbers.

I suppose I should just be happy to have been given good news on Down's front, but I am still concerned about other possible issues, and, frankly, I am a bit curious about the numbers.

I've put a call in to the hospital, and I am hoping they can give me a bit more info. In the meantime, I thought I would see if anyone else had the same experience. Thanks in advance for any info.

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 18-Oct-12 13:49:58

I think I had a covering letter which said the same as yours, and attached to it was a printout of my actual results which gave me a risk of one in x for each illness (can't remember the figures but they were all reassuringly big numbers).

Perhaps they forgot to put your printout in with the letter?

ladysnorkmaiden Thu 18-Oct-12 13:54:54

Hmmm...I just checked the envelope to see if I missed it somehow (I was very nervous when I opened the letter). It wasn't in there, but maybe they did just forget it. Let's hope so....well, and that they get it to me ASAP. grin

ladysnorkmaiden Thu 18-Oct-12 14:53:09

The midwife called and let me know that the risk factor for Down's was 1 in 6884, but that they don't actually test for the other two (how did I miss that!?!). She reassured me that they can usually spot structural problems that tip them off to any problems, but, yeah, they don't actually test for them. That seems odd to me, but I am just going to go ahead and let myself be relieved and happy. After an early loss last time I was pregnant, I have been very, very cautious this time. But I think I am going to let myself believe it is all going to happen this time. smile

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 18-Oct-12 18:02:40

ahh, congratulations smile

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