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How long after scan do they tell you low/high risk?

(25 Posts)
Bonnella20 Sun 30-Mar-14 09:58:08

Hi ladies... Wondering how Long it takes after 12 weeks scan to get a letter to let you know Down syndrome risk?? That was 2 weeks ago and I've heard nothing.... Anyone else same? Tia

CheesyBadger Sun 30-Mar-14 10:11:33

I didn't think you did... The 12 week scan doesn't show much other than baby is there and measuring ok. Could be totally wrong though

CheesyBadger Sun 30-Mar-14 10:12:01

I thought 20 weeks was the viability scan

Magix Sun 30-Mar-14 10:15:04

IIRC the 12 week scan is just to check for heartbeat , number of foetuses and dating ?

Kirsty770 Sun 30-Mar-14 10:17:21

I was told would hear after 7 working days but got a letter after a week, which I thought was very quick. 2 weeks seems a long time, did they give any idea of a time frame?

Onlymydogunderstandsme Sun 30-Mar-14 10:17:38

As I understand it they put the information from your 12 week scan (the nuchal fold measurement) and the results from the bloods they take and then from that work out your risk. I had my letter about a week after the scan. You get a letter unless you are high risk and then a midwife will call you to talk through the results and your options. That's what happens in our area anyway.

Hope that helps.

Plateofcrumbs Sun 30-Mar-14 10:23:13

Depends on your hospital. We got results within half an hour of the scan, including bloodwork - amazing! If you have to wait for processing I think 2 weeks is not unusual, but as you've already waited 2 weeks it would be quite reasonable to give them a call to follow up.

Expectingtwins1975 Sun 30-Mar-14 10:25:01

What plate said - I got told at the appointment .... Depends on the hospital. I would phone them up and ask them.

Andcake Sun 30-Mar-14 10:43:05

Same as plate - told low risk at end of scan when blood work returned!

wispaxmas Sun 30-Mar-14 10:46:36

I was told what the nuchal measurement was when I was in the scan and that it was very small, but the letter with the full results of the bloods and measurement combined was about 2 weeks. They did tell me they would notify me earlier if there was high risk.

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 30-Mar-14 10:52:01

Depends whether they also do bloods with the nt measurement and when they take them. Mibe was bloods taken that day at the hospital and results in a fortnight.

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 30-Mar-14 10:52:55

Oh, and I was high risk so I got a phone call the day before the letter arrived.

squizita Sun 30-Mar-14 11:45:52

We were told 2 weeks or so if the risk is lower/nothing unexpected, if they need to 'speak to you' about raised risk of Downs, Edwards or Patau (we had bloods done) they would call to make an appointment prior to the letter arriving. This was with Imperial who are quick and efficient with such matters so I guess it could vary.

As per that, we got our letter saying low risk, no need for further tests about 18 days after - no phonecall.

Overreactionoftheweek Sun 30-Mar-14 12:02:46

Chase them up but I think no news is good news in this case. My nuchal fold measurement was 6.1mm so I was told there and then that it was extremely high and sent straight off for blood test.

Hopefully you've slipped through the cracks because all is well

KatAndKit Sun 30-Mar-14 12:09:20

If you hAs the combined nt scan and blood test for downs risk you will probably get a low risk letter a week to ten days later. If there is a problem at the scan they would have told you on the day, if the bloods are showing a problem you would expect a phone call within a few days. No news is good news in this case.

lyns31 Sun 30-Mar-14 15:07:42

I was told the longer it takes to get a result it is more likely that it is low risk.

DownstairsMixUp Sun 30-Mar-14 15:11:35

No 20 week is the growth scan for all those who said above. Varies on trust though. I found out within about 2 weeks with my last trust and this one I had to wait to my 16 week midwife appointment to get the results though she did say if I was high risk I'd get called in sooner.

slightlyglitterstained Sun 30-Mar-14 15:13:35

Do follow it up though if you don't hear anything, rather than just assuming no news is good news. Definitely if you haven't had anything by next midwife appt.

MummytoMog Sun 30-Mar-14 15:23:03

I was wondering this - told I'd get a letter with my combined result, but it's been two weeks nearly and nothing. Nuchal fold was 1.7mm so I'm not too worried, but it would be nice to know!

JustDanni Sun 30-Mar-14 22:33:52

Um.. Mine took about 10 days after the scan. As long as blood results take really

cece Sun 30-Mar-14 22:36:39

I got a phone call within a few days, as I was high risk.

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 30-Mar-14 22:37:18

Yes, do follow up. Slow response doesn't mean nothing is wrong. It was two weeks for me and I was high risk (though all is fine)

Boogles91 Sun 30-Mar-14 23:36:51

I had a letter, about 4wks afterwards. Wasmt expecting one but i knew the result any as id seen midwife a week before smile i had the lowest possible result lol x

Bonnella20 Mon 31-Mar-14 21:19:19

Thankyou folks..... Got letter today, low risk so I'm happy xx

Plateofcrumbs Mon 31-Mar-14 22:50:48

Ah that's good news! smile

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