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When is blood taken for combined test?

(12 Posts)
Jellybabie3 Tue 28-Feb-17 17:08:53

Sorry if this is a dim question but i have my 12 week scan in 12 days and i have been reading up about the combined test. I get that they measure the fluid behind the babys neck but when do they take the blood? I am not due to see the midwife again until 16 weeks.

MrsK8541 Tue 28-Feb-17 17:26:09

Have you had any bloods done at all?

NinaMarieP Tue 28-Feb-17 17:28:03

I had mine taken after the scan. I just had to go from the ultrasound dept to another dept (can't remember it's name) staffed by midwives. Different hosps will no doubt do it differently but it should be done in conjunction with your scan.

Jellybabie3 Tue 28-Feb-17 17:44:42

Hi yes i had one at 7+2 for booking appointment

Blueroses99 Tue 28-Feb-17 17:48:02

After the scan, I went back into the waiting room and a midwife called me a few minutes later to take bloods.

sweetchilli77 Tue 28-Feb-17 18:22:38

you will have your scan then bloods and a chat with the hospital midwife. smile

you will continue to have input from your community midwife in between

Jellybabie3 Tue 28-Feb-17 19:10:10

Oh ok that makes sense. Didnt mention anything on letter or nhs pamphlet so i was a little confused. Thats great, be nice to have OH with me and midwife this time. Thanks all xx

MrsK8541 Thu 02-Mar-17 18:35:55

Hi jelly, I thought I'd let you know that I had my bloods done straight after the scan today.

Jellybabie3 Thu 02-Mar-17 18:54:30

Oh thanks MrsK smile i hope all went well with the scan?

MrsK8541 Thu 02-Mar-17 19:27:18

Yes all good thank you. Just waiting for screening results now

Mouse14 Thu 02-Mar-17 19:37:08

Had mine taken at the hospital before my scan. They couldn't use it though as baby wouldn't play ball with the neck measurements. So at my next midwife appointment had the quad test done...

HN42 Thu 02-Mar-17 21:33:02

I just had the blood taking form the midwife had given me at 8 weeks signed off by the hospital at my 12 week scan and then was told to go to blood taking in the hospital but could be done when I wanted to do it, I just did it same day as the scan though.

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