Genetic testing Canada (11-13 wks)

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  1. jacinda

    jacinda Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,
    I was wondering if you could tell me what tests they do in Canada (specifically Vancouver) at this stage of pregnancy.
    Is it:
    - ultrasound to check NT and nasal bone and other things
    - AND a blood test (PAPP-a)?

    or just blood test? or just scan?

    Thank you.
     
  2. MildPCOS

    MildPCOS We are TEAM BLUE!

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    It's both, you should have been given a requisition for the blood work and then you will get the scan where they measure the NT - they will then take the results from your bloodwork and the NT scan and plug it into a computer and give you a result for your odds of DS
     
  3. Sorsha

    Sorsha Tentatively expecting #2

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    At least here in Ontario, we have two options: blood taken and scan at 11-13 weeks, or that plus another blood test at around 16 weeks. With the first option you get results sooner but they're less accurate; the second blood test means you have to wait longer, but the extra data means clearer results.
     
  4. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    This varies according to practice but a lot of places in Vancouver do not offer a first ultrasound until 20 weeks -anything earlier than that is private and on your own dollar.

    I only had a blood test, no ultrasound until 20 weeks. This was in Langley.
     
  5. jacinda

    jacinda Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the responses. This is exactly what I had heard about Vancouver, i.e. no scan until 20 weeks.
    Where can you get a private scan in Vancouver before then? I've googled some pages, but all I've found is gender scans, not done until after 20 weeks. I couldn't find any prenatal scans.
     
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