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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.

nyldn Fri 07-Mar-14 21:15:28

haveyoutried, I'm 34 and was 1:37 as well. had the harmony test offered through the nhs and got the 1:10,000 low risk. good luck w your results


WipsGlitter Fri 07-Mar-14 21:19:51

I declined all screening. I think if you're a "need to know" person then just get the amino.

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Mar-14 21:24:18

At 37 I was 1:4000 with ds
At 40 I was < 1:10000 with dd

I have been reading your other thread OP. Good luck with your Harmony test.

Fasterkillpussycat Fri 07-Mar-14 21:29:30

At 38, mine was 1 in 100,000. We had already had the harmony test when the nhs results came back - 1 in 10,000.

Good luck with your tests.

dats Fri 07-Mar-14 21:30:49

I'm 41 and 33+3.

Had nuchal measured and bloods done at 12+3.

Nuchal fold was 1.73
Risks after bloods were calculated at 1:1668 (background risk assumed to be 1:89) for Downs. Edwards & Patau both considerably lower.

I think we'd decided we'd do Harmony if risk came back greater than 1:200.

TheFabulousIdiot Fri 07-Mar-14 21:31:25

Mine was one in 70 I think, but I was 40. I had the manikin the end.

adaloveslace Fri 07-Mar-14 21:58:11

I'm 38. My results from the combined screening were 1:25. I had a cvs and results came back clear but if you're a worrier (like me), I would advise doing the Harmony. The wait for cvs results was just awful.

Foxeym Fri 07-Mar-14 22:06:09

Mine was 1 in 19000 and I'm 42, DS is now 20 weeks

LadyGoneGaga Fri 07-Mar-14 22:06:54

I'm 35. Nuchal results came back 1 in 95, high enough for them to call me in and offer a CVS (this was due to extremely high HCG and low pappA hormones, the actual nuchal fold measurement was fine at 1.5). I went for Harmony test at the FMC rather than an invasive test. That came back 1 in 10000.

Also worth noting that the repeat nuchal done at the FMC used many more soft markers than the NHS nuchal scan and so their calculated risk came back as a much more reassuring 1 in 330. Still went for Harmony though as needed to know.

Plateofcrumbs Sat 08-Mar-14 06:20:24

If you're having a Harmony test be aware there are only two results - positive or 'negative' (1:10000) - the 1:10000 is calculated as the general risk of Harmony giving a false negative, it's not based on individual risk assessment.

Heatherbell1978 Sat 08-Mar-14 08:30:06

I'm 36 and mine was 1:2050

lucidlady Sat 08-Mar-14 08:51:16

I'm 37 and Nhs result was 1 in 6,800. Harmony came back 1 in 10,000. NT measurement was 1.1.

Lagoonablue Sat 08-Mar-14 08:57:26

At 46 my combined test was 1 in 250. Pretty good for my age and 'low risk'.

grizzabellia Sat 08-Mar-14 09:06:33

1 in 3500. Was 36 at time, 37 now (baby due soon). For my first child aged 31 was 1 in 28000, 2nd age 33 1 in 50000 (consultant asked if I was getting younger!) Was a bit worried this time that result was (although still low) not as good but when I said to midwife she pointed out I was older and this is part of calculation!

RiverTam Sat 08-Mar-14 09:09:09

I was 38 and mine was something like 1:4,500.

livingzuid Sat 08-Mar-14 09:26:16

1:2190 after my NT scan. I'm 35.

EssexGirlLottie Sat 08-Mar-14 09:46:22

Hi there. I decided the same thing OP. I'd never heard of the harmony test but I then heard about it from a friend who had it after a high risk nuchal fold. I decided, being pg at 36 , I didn't want to wait until after nuchal scan so had harmony at 10 weeks and then NHS nuchal fold at 12 weeks.
Got the harmony result back first: 1 in 10000 :-)
Interestingly, my nuchal fold combined test then came back at 1 in 100000!
So maybe I needn't have bothered with harmony but it was nice to have an early scan.
Good luck

Booboostoo Sat 08-Mar-14 10:18:36

Mine was 1:1600 at 38, I'm having my second one on Monday at 40.

Did I understand correctly that you want to do the Harmony and then the nuchal? If yes, you may want to discuss this with your doctor as I don't think it makes much sense.

The issue with the nuchal is that it has a 5% false positive rate which then leads women to have an amnio which has a 1% change of a miscarriage. Combine the two statistics and it means that some of the miscarried foetuses after an amnio will have been healthy.

The Harmony test has a lower false positive test (3% I think) so less chance of sending women with a healthy pregnancy to an amnio. So if you have a negative Harmony you wouldn't have an amnio anyway (false negatives are equally low for Harmony and nuchal), if you have a positive you need to consider an amnio.

WhipsGlitter that is indeed your choice, but the reason women try to avoid the amnio even when they do want to know is because of the miscarriage risk. The Harmony test and the nuchal scan do not have a risk of MC.

gunwalloe Sat 08-Mar-14 10:32:17

booboostoo im having the early package at the FMC you have the harmony test at 10 weeks then go back for the results and nuchal at 12 weeks. Im a real panicker and couldn't stand having a possible high risk nuchal and then having to wait two weeks for a harmony result so im doing it this way round instead. I may be jumping the gun but for me its worth it.
Good luck for yours on Monday

Booboostoo Sat 08-Mar-14 11:13:33

Thank you and good luck as well! Unfortunately the Harmony is not available here (rural France!) otherwise I would have chosen it over the nuchal.

JBrd Sat 08-Mar-14 11:19:04

I had 1:4500 with DS at age 39.

I'm now 42 and pg with DC2 and will be doing the Harmony test before I even had the nuchal scan (cheaper that way).

gunwalloe Tue 25-Mar-14 15:43:22

I can add my result now 1 in 5095 which im really pleased with I was convinced I would be high risk. Just waiting for the results of my second harmony test as the first failed but im not panicking now like I was before.

thebestnameshavegone Tue 25-Mar-14 16:41:11

currently 21 weeks pregnant, risk was 1 in 3500 aged 36.

sleepyhead Tue 25-Mar-14 16:43:26

Mine was 1:23 at 40 (baby was fine). It was 1:20000 at 34.

Was bloods that drove up my score in the first instance though. My nuchal measurement was very small.

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