Genetic testing Canada (11-13 wks)

Discussion in 'Gestational Complications' started by jacinda, Jun 9, 2013.

  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. d_b

    d_b Well-Known Member

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    They did both on the same day for me, and I had to do another blood test a few weeks later on a specific date they gave me... i think at 16 weeks?
     
  3. Dream.dream

    Dream.dream SAHM to 2 beautiful boys

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    They do a combined usually a blood test and a nuchal translucency scan to test for the trisomys . They combine the results and give you a score to tell your risk level.

    The ultrasound has to be done between 11-13 weeks to be accurate, but the blood test can be done after
     

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