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NIPT test comes back 99% positive, any hope with Amnio…?

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daphne1111 Tue 20-Oct-15 21:16:37

What a roller coaster ride this has been, moments of bliss, to moments of absolute crumbling mess…I had a slightly abnormal NT scan, 4mm. Combined with my age (35) and the bloods, I was told 1 in 5 chance DS. I was too scared to have the amnio, so i went for the NIFTY NIPT test, came back 99% positive. Totally devastated. Words can not describe, but I know there are so many other mums who have had this happen also… I had to have an amino which i had today, it was easier and less painful than I imagined, but still not nice. I get the results in two days…waiting is horrible.

I was also told also today after scan and amnio that my bebe also has a soft marker on his heart, (wasn't picked up on the anomaly) one larger artery than the other. This may just be a little thing at this stage, doctor said it may or my not be related to DS, in fact if bebe does not have DS the heart problem may have made my NT result of 4mm what it was…just more confused really…Doctor told me I should not worry about that until results come back first stating whether bebe has DS or not…I'm assuming now the worst, I have this tiny glimmer of hope though, but I cannot torture myself any more and I feel detaching myself a little bit might help me when the crunch time comes…

Does anyone have ANY similar experiences? Told one thing by a NIPT test and the amnio told them another…? Can NIPT test be wrong…? Is amnio 100% correct? Anyone else be told one thing but have a different outcome? Thanks for reading, bless you all.

TheAussieProject Wed 21-Oct-15 03:26:06

NIPT test has false positives, the amnio is 100% accurate.

So keep fingers crossed. I had a terrible outcome with DS2 (not NIPT, not available at that time) but the combination nt + blood + age, what terrible. So did the amnio, and everything was absolutely fine. I just have very high level of alpha -feta-protein which messes the results.
There are many many factors that can alterate results when you combine your cells and the baby's. With the amnio, it's 100% sure.

So don't ditch the hopes yet. My DS2 is there to prove that positive is sometimes a false positive .

KittyandTeal Wed 21-Oct-15 14:57:21

Go for the amnio. I cannot imagine making any decisions based on a 99% diagnosis. Amnio will be a definite diagnosis.

There are stories of false positives around but they are fairly unusual. It sounds like it's more than likely that your baby has ds but you need to know 100%

I'm sorry you're going through this. Have you contacted arc? They helped us loads when dd2 was diagnosed with T18

christmasbean Wed 21-Oct-15 18:29:57

Hi OP. I have just been through exactly what you have (including that heart issue) so completely feel your pain. My NIPT came back as positive for one of the trisomies and I then assumed the worst as it was combined with the heart issue. The amnio wasn't as bad as I expected but the 2 day wait was torture. Thankfully I was one of those who experienced a false positive and they can't explain why. I wish I had gone straight to amnio now but can't think like that. I wish you all the best and try to stay calm and keep that blood pressure stable.

Autumn2014 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:17:59

How is it going op? Hope you have some answers x

ramujana Mon 21-Dec-15 11:51:32

you might find useful information and various NIPT review at Advisor.Clinic.
It helped me to find right opption. Seems to be operating in the UK!

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