My wife is 37 and we were 12 weeks 5 days when she had a nuchal fold test test performed last week (ultrasound and blood work). According to the ultrasound technician, the numbers came back in the "normal" range with what I thought was .12 but looking at the normal range it was probably 1.2. My wife received a call today saying that there was some abnormality in the blood work and that the probability was 1 in 219 of having some abnormality.
My question is this, is the ultrasound test, itself, a better indicator of a possible issue of having a child with an abnormality or is the blood work a better indicator? Is there one of the two that more emphasis is placed upon? If so, which one?
Thanks for the response. We ended up meeting with a genetic counselor last Thursday morning and after an hour-and-a-half of asking questions and becoming educated they gave my wife an ultrasound and we lost the baby. I guess we got that call and had that meeting for a reason.
Congratulations and best of luck to you as well!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.