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The nuchal translucency measurement can be taken during the dating scan.
If you have agreed to have screening for Down's syndrome, the dating scan and the screening will usually happen at the same time.
These syndromes are chromosomal abnormalities caused by the presence of an extra chromosome within the cells of the baby.
All women, whatever their age, carry a risk of delivering a baby with a chromosomal problem; the risk increases as the age of the mother increases.Results are produced with increased accuracy that can be far better than any test available via the NHS or other private pregnancy clinics.It is important when choosing a test location to check what screening method is used, what markers are used and what detection and positive rates are quoted. At this is my we check more of your baby’s anatomy and measure many more markers to calculate risk and assess your baby’s well-being.You can ask your midwife or doctor before the scan if this is the case. Find out more about what happens during a pregnancy ultrasound scan.The screening test for Down's syndrome used at this stage of pregnancy is called the "combined test".