Most of the physical problems (if there are any - may well not be) are very fixable. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Not all physicians are actually up to date with NIPT testing, what results mean or how to present such SCREENING results to a patient. I wish I could hug you. 9. Assumed I'd do Amnio (I'm 40) but did the NIPT and was negative for DS and did the blood work with anatomy scan US (NT) and got a 1/297 chance (you are way way way better at 1/10000) and my doc said she would not do Amnio if she were me (I had 2 mc so was anxious to know this is healthy). And medical aid will not cover the costs for any of it unless the NIPT comes back as positive. I’m wishing you all the best, I remember feeling like my world was upside down then too. Please add flair of your results of the NIPT. The doctor checked baby very carefully and measured an NT of around 1.9, and did not find any fluid in the abdomen. That OB needs further education about NIPT positives and how to present such information as well as knowledge of the Positive Predictive Value of NIPT based on age. The guilt about his past health problems is mine to swallow and I can't pass any negativity on to him by holding onto it myself. We did, however have a detailed scan two days ago at 13 weeks, 4 days that was normal. The DSA can point you in the right direction. If only I lived in London and could have all my scans with you! After speaking with the consultant they said the amnio 99% of the time comes back positive after a NIPT test has been positive. He’s about to turn 7 and has no health issues at all. Thank you . My friend had twins and one had an NT of 4 and the other did not. The genetic counselor I spoke to reassured me that they had seen NTs >7 with positive results. Sending you positive thoughts and good vibes that your NIPT and CVS come back negative. Every staff member that myself and my husband have come into contact with have been approachable, professional and friendly. DS1 is the best thing that ever happened to me.This is just me wittering and it must seem very distant from what you're feeling right now. The traditional method of checking for chromosomal abnormalities is amniocentesis or CVS: A similar test called Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is sometimes performed instead of amniocentesis: NIPT is a newer technique that is performed at The Birth Company instead of amniocentesis or CVS. It sounds like your little one will have a flying start with you. I didn't know if the baby opens its hand during the scan, it means low risk of down! I’m not nearly as religious as my parents, but it has been sort of therapeutic for me to pray during my pregnancy. I would not get the test done unless there were concerns from your doctors. And now I'm just waiting for the moment I get to meet my little guy which will be the most magical moment of all whatever size, shape or from he comes into this world in.x. Knowing what I know now, my blood runs cold when I think of that. All the best, Hope for the best . NIPT is screening and not diagnostic. Age is the only reason for my high risk. I feel like that’s a good sign to hold onto. Community for those with abnormal or discordant Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT/NIPS) screening results: FALSE POSITIVE, FALSE NEGATIVE, TRUE POSITIVE & those stuck in limbo. I had early refused the maternal serum screening. I am so pleased that we came to The Birth Company for reassurance, as we are now extremely happy that everything is fine. Please add flair of your results of the NIPT. She went above & beyond to put me at easy & make the journey from Kent as stress free as possible. Please just try to keep in mind that 'lottery win' feeling which will come to you when your LO walks, speaks, laughs, reads for the first time. Doctors are super optimistic at this point that everything will be fine. I just wish i knew how badly affected the baby will be if they are. Do get in touch with your local DS support group because there will be parents there who have been through it and you can meet the bouncing healthy former heart patient children for yourself. We had a high combined risk of 1 in 13, but our NIPT was low risk and 20 scan seemed all good. When I told DM the doctors thought DS had T21 she said, "oh don't worry darling I'm sure he hasn't." Gynaecological Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan, NIPT is a newer technique that is performed at The Birth Company instead of amniocentesis or CVS. t21 true positive . User account menu. 9. Sorry to hear you had to endure that Primulas. There is no easy way to navigate the fear, I honestly felt like someone had poured a bucket of cold water over my head. : Is anyone still considering or going to do amniocentesis after receiving low risk results from their NIPT test? Shahrzad was fantastic and went through the whole anomaly scan thoroughly, explaining everything and looking in detail at each area. Press J to jump to the feed. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. We had enlarged NT of 3.7 and negative NIPT. If you have been incorrectly told that the accuracy of your result is 99% without a proper Predictive Value calculation please report this somewhere as this actually leads to wrongful terminations of pregnancies in that office. Yes i completely agree with pp. Hang in there mama! I’m so glad you has such a positive outcome! Did your doctor explain this when you got back your NIPT results? The amnio was easier and less cramping than the CVS and I didn’t really have any cramping later once the amnio was over. Or do I need a definitive answer? At one point she told me see its hand is open, I'm like okay why is that good. junebug121 - i hope your little one is perfectly healthy and that you aren't too stressed. The scan is like the second line after the test. He’s 4 months and perfectly healthy! However, you may be offered this elsewhere. To add: I’m 38, and will be 39 at delivery. I don't even know how to tell everyone not only will the baby have Downs Syndrome but may need surgery once they are born on their heart.Feel like i am not doing my job to keep them healthy. Hope everything goes smoothly for you this morning. I am in the exact same situation. Filter by flair can be useful to find similar questions. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. Clicking on the green -no result post flair- will bring up everyone who has also tagged their submission as no results/low fetal fractions and you can read up their stories/outcomes and responses (or any other topic that is common for NIPT results. I really hope everything turns out positive for you and I’m so happy that your NIPT came out negative. Had the Panorama. I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. I’ll be 38 when I deliver and was 35 with my first. I am waiting for my NIPT results and wonder the same. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. I'm so sorry. Lisa on reception is professional and very approachable. Highly recommended. ' My mom was told I had a very low chance of survival due to a heart defect - tetralogy of fallot - and she swears that her prayers saved me. I actually got to sit and watch the little peanut for an hour! reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. I never did an amnio or CVS since our ultrasounds looked good. London NT of 5.1 at 11 weeks and 4.4 at 12 weeks when I got my CVS done (yesterday). Hi there, firstly I hope you're looking after yourself at what is undoubtedly a stressful time.No one can say for definite that the amnio will come back positive for Downs but the NIPT itself is very accurate so I would be preparing myself for that to be the outcome, as I'm sure you are.In terms of how your baby will be affected it is hard to say as there is a wide spectrum when it comes to Downs.