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Quick scan before NIPT Percept test (Melb)
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:16 PM
I will be doing the Percept NIPT and have seen some people say that the collection center did a quick scan before collecting the bloods. Has anyone had this happen in Melbourne? If so, where? I’d love a scan immediately before the test so that I don’t waste $500 if I’ve miscarried.
Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:33 PM
That's exactly the reason why the clinic performing the test should do the scan prior to doing the tests.
ask your clinic.
Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:53 AM
^Yes, I agree but some clinics don’t. I wanted to work out which ones do (eg which chain of clinics) so that I could book with one that does. I’ll ask when booking, but am trying to save myself 10 phone calls!
Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:42 AM
Northern Ultrasound for Women in Heidelberg scanned me before sending me for blood collection.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:24 PM
Thank you both- were these around 10 weeks or were the scans your routine 12 week scan? I called two of the recommended collection centers from the website and neither scan before collection. I have already had my 7 week scan, but planned to do the NIPT at 10 weeks, and 12 week ultrasound around 12 weeks.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:38 PM
City Ultrasound does the scan then the blood test. I was very happy with the whole process. They’re at St V’s. I had it done at exactly 10 weeks, then the 12 week scan as usual. I do all my other scans at WUME.
City US does Percept, not sure if they do the others.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:36 PM
I had 10 week scan with both of my pregnancies immediately prior to NIPT as well as 13 week scans, at WUMe.
Although now that I think about it more thoroughly- 1st pregnancy had an early twin demise so they did it to check viability of the remaining twin before the test, and second pregnancy I didn’t have an earlier scan at all so also for viability and dating.
I feel like if you’re paying hundreds of dollars for a test that they could quickly run the scanner over you to make sure it’s not a waste of money!
Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:53 AM
Monash ultrasound for women scan first. In fact, it’s the first time we got to see Bub in 3D.
Posted 23 October 2019 - 08:13 AM
Thank you everyone, none of the places I called offered the ultrasound as part of the testing- they all charged ~$200. We ended up getting one shortly before the test as I had a bit of a scare so wanted to check the baby was ok.
Posted 23 October 2019 - 11:03 PM
It never occurred to me that you meant a scan as part of the cost of the test- I had to pay for my scans. Can’t remember if it was that much but they certainly weren’t “included”.
Hope all your results are excellent x
Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:22 AM
Mine was included as part of the cost. They just measured gestational age and heart rate. Also got a few photos.
Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:55 AM
Mine was included in the cost too- or more to the point, was bulk billed and the test was charged at the regular price.
Posted 24 October 2019 - 10:25 AM
Yes exactly my experiecne too!
I thought it was standard at all clinics.
Im sorry that wasn't your experience.
Note for anyone else - If you think you wont be scanned prior ask your GP for a referral so it is covered by medicare.
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