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Down's Syndrome Pregnancy Screening (Scotland)

(19 Posts)
BelliniButterfly Sat 07-May-16 11:42:44

I've been reading lots of posts where people have been describing their level of risk on letters they have received. I received my screening letter this morning which just states 'low chance' however there is no ratio mentioned.

Is this just the normal practice in Scotland?


MrsJayy Sat 07-May-16 11:45:00

Yes its standard when i got my last test 19 yrs ago there was just low risk (I think) on the test results

MrsJayy Sat 07-May-16 11:45:41

Might differ from trust to trust iyswim

iamdivergent Sat 07-May-16 12:43:07

Yes totally normal in Scotland. Mine is the same.

FantasticMax Sat 07-May-16 13:04:44

I was given a number in both pregnancies - first was nearly one in 10,000 and second (currently pg) was one in 27,000.

FantasticMax Sat 07-May-16 13:05:06

I'm in Scotland I should add!

JessieMcJessie Sat 07-May-16 13:14:35

I'm in England but my letter also just said "low". However the midwife had the figures and discussed with me at my next appointment.

Aftertheharvest Sat 07-May-16 14:55:14

I'm in Glasgow and letter was as yours but midwife told me actual numerical risk at next appointment.

MrsPickwick Sat 07-May-16 15:02:02

I'm in Scotland and was given the actual, very specific ratio with my result. I'm sure if you specifically ask, it will be on file.

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Sat 07-May-16 15:15:22

In scotland and given a ratio ie 1in 90000 chance.

BelliniButterfly Sat 07-May-16 16:11:39

Thanks everyone

My midwife appointment is not until the end of May so I think I will phone the number on the letter and see if they can give me any more information.

pulpi Sat 07-May-16 21:49:18

I'm in Fife and my low risk letter was the same.

Feeches Sat 07-May-16 21:56:14

Lothians here. I was given a ratio in my letter. Something like 1 in 27,000 or similar.

socktastic Sat 07-May-16 21:57:51

I'm in Fife too and was given a ratio on my letter.

MrsPickwick Sun 08-May-16 16:03:38

Woah, I thought my risk was was nice and low until I saw all these extremely low ones on here. I wish they could be sure, but without the need for risky amnio or pricey Harmony.

JessieMcJessie Sun 08-May-16 17:46:07

MrsPickwick you can drive yourself mad worrying about figures, which I think is behind many NHS trusts not giving them out in the letters. If I recall correctly the NHS won't recommend amnio/CVS for risk below 1:150 and I think we just have to trust that this is based on solid medical data and research.

My own risk is 1:1200, which is nothing like any of the figures mentioned above but the midwife told me it was "nice and low for your age". I am 42 so was fully expecting to be high risk and have further testing. I suprised myself with how comfortable I was with the figure they gave me and having had serious fears about trisomy before the screening I really haven't given it a second thought since the result.

kiki22 Sun 08-May-16 21:05:28

Glasgow here mine just said low risk but I didn't receive the original letter when I had called to ask why I didn't hear mw said I was low and asked if I wanted figures I said no, I reasoned if I'm low the figures don't mean much to me.

GruffaloPants Sun 08-May-16 23:46:08

In greater Glasgow they just say high or low risk. I got low risk downs, high risk neural tube defects but baby is OK.

KayTee87 Mon 09-May-16 12:12:28

My letter said low risk then I asked the mw what it was at my next appointment.

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