you need to find out if is avaiable at your local hospital, as it is a private scan- once you know where they are then you ring them direct as far as I know- one word of caution, they like to scan you at a very specific time, and hence like you to have had your dating scan early so they can book you in on the exact week that is required.
I had dating scan at 9 weeks and booked in for nuchal at 12 weeks at University hospital north Durham- via telephone It is also worth having the associated bloods done to getting a combined and more accurate result. some centres only offer the scan.
Thank you. I think they do the bloods too. I was just wondering why it is so expensive compared to the others. Also, I can't get my dating scan any earlier, in my area they like to do them at 11 weeks but couldn't fit me in. Actually, I think I'll be 12 weeks, not 13.
Highly recommend the Fetal Medicine Center (FMC) in Harley Street, London. £150 for single baby and £200 for twins. For various reasons I had an NHS nuchal scan and the FMC one on the same day. At the NHS one I was told that it was not possible to get the results quicker than 2 weeks because of the tests required on the blood sample. Went to the FMC and was all done in under 2 hours.
The NHS results were posted 2nd class (why would they not think I was desperate for the results?!) 2 weeks after the test, and just said "not high risk". FMC results were immediate, and was told that the risk had gone from 1:130 to 1:4300.
Almost tempted to have more children just so I can go back to FMC!
I had mine done on Tuesday - it was £190 private (you don't get it on the nhs here). I got a scan and bloods done for the price. It is just a more accurate reading of the risk than just bloods alone. On the nhs I get a dating scan at about 12 weeks and blood tests at 16 weeks.
They send the results to your GP and midwife but I am sure you could ask them not to though I wouldn't see why not.
My only tip is not to tell the sonographer at your nhs dating scan - with dd1 the sonographer got very snippy with me when I mentioned I'd already had a private scan and our dating scan ended up being very rushed and uncomfortable.