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NUCHAL size 2.6 - normal?

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mrsfazruns Tue 30-Jun-15 09:31:34

Hi everyone. Considering I'm a nurse im struggling to get my head round the numbers and meanings for the NT screen! Had scan yesterday at 12+2 and baby measuring 13 weeks! Nuchal size was 2.6 (not got bloods back yet) .... Is this normal!?

SaulGood Tue 30-Jun-15 09:37:52

Utterly. smile Here, anything under 3.5mm is considered normal. The further on you are, the thicker it tends to be. I had my NT at 13+6 for example and DS's nuchal fold was 2.9mm.

The bloods are necessary however, to give you an actual figure. Anything below 1:150 is low risk.

mrsfazruns Tue 30-Jun-15 09:46:38

Brilliant thank you! Seems like pregnancy is a list of worries that start as the lasts one finishes! Should get bloods in 10 days so will wait to see. Thanks again

SaulGood Tue 30-Jun-15 09:49:20

Don't panic if you get a results letter earlier than that and open it with your heart in your mouth. I was told 10 days with mine and it was more like 3. Same with smear tests actually. The letter appears on the doorstep within a couple of days and you panic that it's a rushed notice of everything being terribly wrong. IME, it's just that the NHS is far more efficient than the time frames estimated. smile

mrsfazruns Tue 30-Jun-15 09:57:00

Oh good hope so! My scan appt was like that .... Went to gp on a thurs with BFP and had had scan date by the monday

Appleblossom82 Tue 30-Jun-15 15:55:03

I had nuchal of 2.6mm at 12+1 and we were put in the elevated risk category just to warn you.

It was my age (33), the nt and low papp-a that gave us a risk of 1:85. They said the nt was within normal threshold but towards the higher end of normal so it was a factor thst gave us a higher risk though its nothing to worry about in itself.

Im not saying it to freak you out. More the opposite that it was all fine for us despite 2 weeks of hell waiting for harmony test results to give us the all clear.

Appleblossom82 Tue 30-Jun-15 15:56:06

Just seen you are measuring 13 weeks so probably not at the higher end for that gestation

crispiecrunchie Thu 02-Jul-15 20:33:59

A positive story, I had a nuchal of 2.6 too and I'm 42. Came back low risk when combined with blood tests. Harmony test gave 10000 to 1 risk. I was amazed at nhs risk given my advanced years!!

Appleblossom82 Thu 02-Jul-15 20:37:12

Isnt that funny crispie? I guess your bloods must have been spot on.

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