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    Default Is a 12 week scan and NT scan the same thing?

    Just wondering if a 12 week scan and NT scan is the same thing? I'm 10w4d and have booked in for a NT scan but when I looked at the referral from my GP it says 12 wk ultrasound. Just wondering if anyone can clear this up for me

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    Default Re: Is a 12 week scan and NT scan the same thing?

    Yes they are the same thing im pretty sure they are. The referal is probably for when you turn 12weeks not for now

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    Default Is a 12 week scan and NT scan the same thing?

    Yup they are the same. I'm not having mine until 13 weeks cause apparently its easier to check everything when they're that 1 week bigger.

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    Just to join in with the rest. Yes they are the one and the same.
    You have the dating scan, then the NT scan also known as the 12 weeks scan and then the 18-20 week scan also known as the Anomaly Scan. Those are the most common.

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    You can have a scan at '12' weeks without actually having the measurement for the NT checked. Not all ultrasound technicians can perform the NT scan as you have to remain 'registered' to do it and the requirements are quite encumbersome.

    I also was advised that 12w5d-13w5d is the best window for getting the most accurate measurement, by the midwife, the OB and two different ultrasound technicians!

    The 18-20 week scan can also be known as a Morphology Scan!

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    Default Is a 12 week scan and NT scan the same thing?

    Thanks everyone that helps

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    They technically are not the same.

    The 12 week scan is a scan, By itself. They dont HAVE to check the NT fold (at the back of bubs neck) which is the reason for the NT scan in the first place. To check the NT fold thickness and measure the risk of Downs Syndrome.

    The NT scan will also require 1 blood test approx 5-7 prior to the scan date (so the bloods have time to be processed and forwarded to the scan place) so the results can all be processed together.

    The NT fold thickness measurement, Your blood results and other factors such as your age etc all come into play to determine your Downs Syndrom risk.

    The standard "12 week scan" does NOT always include the bloods and NT fold measurement. If you dont have a blood referal aswell as the scan referal.. Go back to your GP and request you want the NT scan.

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