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    Default NT scan and blood test question.

    There's so much conflicting information on this.
    My doc says to go at 11 weeks for the blood test and then the scan at 12 weeks but she's not the most reliable for information.
    I had a scan yesterday (just a check up) so I asked the lady doing it when was the best time and she said to get them both done on the same day if possible or within a day or two of each other if not.
    It's a much more accurate snap shot of what's going on and that a week is far too long, which makes sense when you consider how much changes so fast this early in the pregnancy.

    Anyone got any reliable information to share with me.
    What were you told?

    Long story short, my doc is always messing up the smaller details on these things so I wouldn't necessarily trust her advice.
    I know I need a new doctor, still looking

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    I had my bloods done at 10 weeks and scan done at 12 weeks. Was the same for both pregnancies but my youngest it 18 months so it has probably changed since than.

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    This will be more conflicting information for you. I had my blood test (last year) for first trimester screening at 10+3 weeks (I was told it had to be done that week by OB) then I had my scan at 12+1 (that was the earliest they would book me in at a specialist women's ultrasound place). I think even closer to 13 weeks is better for them. I guess it's different depending on who you see?!? Sorry if this has stumped you even more!

    ETA: My sister is 12 weeks along and had her bloods done at 10+5 weeks and her scan is next week at 12+5. We are in WA. Don't know of that makes a difference?


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    Right.
    I wonder if the mother's age play a part?
    I'm 40 now.
    It shouldn't really matter what part of the country were all in should it though, why so many different ways to do it?

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    I'm in vic and my sister is in Tas and she had her bloods done 2 days before her scan which was done at 12 weeks. So maybe it does change from state to state or just doctor to doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    I had my bloods done at 10 weeks and scan done at 12 weeks. Was the same for both pregnancies but my youngest it 18 months so it has probably changed since than.
    This is correct. Was told the same with all 3 pregnancies by the ultrasound clinic. Bloods a week before the scan.
    If you have the bloods on the same day as your scan you won't have your risk reading the same day!

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    Good point, Age could quite possibly be why they have said to do it later I'm not sure? Sorry I'm not much help on that. All I know is that the OB and MW's reiterated at my 9 week scan/appt that my bloods must be done in my 10th week of pregnancy and my scan should be done in week 12 or 13 for accuracy. I couldn't wait until week 13 so did it as soon as I was 12 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    This is correct. Was told the same with all 3 pregnancies by the ultrasound clinic. Bloods a week before the scan.
    If you have the bloods on the same day as your scan you won't have your risk reading the same day!
    Right so do I have to bring the blood test result when I'm getting the scan done then? My doctor tells me nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phony View Post
    Right so do I have to bring the blood test result when I'm getting the scan done then? My doctor tells me nothing.
    No, just tell the pathology place where you are getting the scan done and the results will go straight to them.

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    I was told to do mine in week 10 then scan week 12. I still have to wait for the radiologist to look at the scan and bloods together to give me my risk report

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