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Old 02-02-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2006
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mlieteau HB User
Re: nuchal translucency/fold test to determine abnormalities in fetuses

I agree with the prior post - only an amnio will tell you for sure. Note that the nuchal translucency/fold test is a relatively new procedure and is intended only to be a screening test to determine if further and more conclusive testing needs to be done - as in your case - it does not mean that they have determined conclusivelt that your baby has DS.

I do have a co-worker who had this done, and while I don't know the specifics, the nuchal translucency scan + her blood tests warranted an amnio. The amnio came out JUST FINE - although she cried and cried for days until she did the amnio and got the results.

PLEASE TRY TO REMAIN CALM although I know its very hard and that you are very concerned. Think positive thoughts for your baby and I wish you a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and VERY, VERY good news when you get conclusive results from your further testing.