Amino Test

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Verity88 Sun 05-Jan-20 11:26:02


Just looking for some reassurance!!

We have had clear scans up until 20 weeks where we were sent for an extra scan on NYE due to 10.3mm fluid on baby boys brain and also some on his kidney. The doctors explained that the kidneys could be due to the fact he is a boy and that 10.3mm on the brain is mild but both together they would like to investigate. I am due to have the amino test tomorrow morning but just wondering if anyone has had anything similar with a positive outcome?



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Nanmumandmidwife Sun 05-Jan-20 13:48:11

In any situation where there is more than one unusual finding, our thought is whether there is a connection between the two things. Either of those things alone would be sensible to “keep an eye on” but are very likely to be of no significance, just being a variation in normal.
The amino is intended to see if possibly there is a chromosomal issue which links the two. Have you also had an infection screen blood test (commonly referred to as TORCH screen)?
Where are you going for amino? Before you have it the specialist will repeat the scan You should expect them to give you a clear indication of how likely they think it is that your baby has a real issue. Only then can you decide, based on what they information might mean for you, whether to have the amino, understanding the risk of it triggering a miscarriage.
If you would not consider ending the pregnancy if an issue was found on the amino it is very debatable whether it is justified. If however, you would want to know if there is a bigger issue as you May choose not to continue then it is very much justified.
Do PM me if you want to ask anything privately

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