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#1 Rans.

Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:32 AM

Hi Ladies, I'm posting this here in the hope that someone can help me decipher these results... My GP has referred me to Syd US Clinic For Women for an amnio but can't have that for three weeks!!
I'm finding it hard finding info on what your results 'should' be. I think my high risk could be because of my bloods but I'm not sure.... Can anyone offer any help / ideas??
NT: 2.5mm (high but normal from what I can gather)
Free beta HCG 3.99 MoM
PAPP-A 0.93
T21 1: 141

When I went in there I thought I was 12 weeks but the sonographer adjusted to 13 weeks and my report mentions a couple of times how my measurements are 'discordant' with the dates given..... My dates weren't exact so it didn't surprise me when I went up to 13 weeks but wondering if they seem to have an issue with this.....

Sorry just blabbering now.:) any help appreciated :)

#2 PizzaSteve

Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:47 AM

Hi, sorry that you are going through a lot of stress right now. I remember my results coming back at 1:58 and crying for days, and that is how I found EB when I googled.

Results for each element should normally be close to 1, so your elevated Beta HCG is probably throwing your results out. My beta hcg was over 5 so put my risk even higher than yours, but my results after amnio were fine.

There is a separate thread under specialised pregnancy support groups for women with high-risk NT results, I recommend visiting there as you should get support from others going through the same thing.

Good luck - it is a tough wait x

#3 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

Also remember that 1:141 means that 140 babies will be unaffected.  

You can also ring the amnio people and say you will take a cancellation and see if they can get you in quicker.

Edited by meggs1, 18 August 2013 - 08:29 AM.


#4 Rans.

Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thanks ladies, from what gathered it is that HCG blood that seems to be high but I've no idea why or what that means....

Meggs1, I'd love to get I earlier but apparently you can't have the amnio until 16 weeks so have to wait it out.....

I just wish someone could interpret how 'bad' the results really are and put me at ease..... :(

#5 Justaduck

Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

I have been there :)

HCG with DD was 6.01Mom (Was unable to come across anything this high on the internet).
Pappa was maybe 0.7 or 0.8
NT was 2mm

Results: 1:207 risk of DS. DD is chromosomally normal and we opted for no amnio & that was a stressful 27wks til she was born.

This pregnancy I had similar bloods to you but a lower NT measurement. I think your NT measurement is throwing your numbers out a bit as well.
HCG: 3.59MoM
Pappa: 0.9MoM
NT: 1.72
Results: 1:1227 for DS, which is actually better than my age risk.

Something to keep in mind, if your baby is chromosomally fine (and every change s/he will be with those results) you will possibly always have higher hcg levels than normal which could mean a higher risk result than others..

How old are you? Age can also play into your risk factor. Also, what was the CRL measured?

If I plug in your info, with my age (25) and my bubs CRL (I went at 12w6d, so basically 13wks you are measuring at) you come back with a 1:581 chance, but simply changing your age to 36 comes back with 1:145 chance.

Even lowering your HCG to what mine was (3.6Mom), at age 36 only lowers your risk to 1:175, but dropping the NT back to 2mm changes it to 1:431

There are many variables in it. If you cannot wait that long, are you able to get a CVS?

All the best for a clear screen, sometimes I think the NT calculations are far more hassle and worry than they are worth

#6 Rans.

Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Justaduck :) our results are quite similar :) I'm 32 but once you hit that 30 mark it's all down hill! :) I met with a great doc the other day at Sydney Ultrasound For Women. He basically said that the chances if anything being wrong are so slim and he really put me at ease, a bit :) we're still going to do the amnio just because we would make a decision based on the result and I want to enjoy being pregnant and not stress for rest of the pregnancy.... It would drive me crazy!!
We've missed the window for a cvs so will have amnio in two weeks. Fingers crossed!!




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