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Quick scan before NIPT Percept test (Melb)

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#1 muffiny123

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.


#2 IamOzgirl

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.

#3 muffiny123

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! :)

#4 needs to get out

Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:42 AM

Northern Ultrasound for Women in Heidelberg scanned me before sending me for blood collection.

#5 400

Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:58 PM

WUMe also does

#6 muffiny123

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.

#7 rosie28

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.

#8 400

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!

#9 blackcat20

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.

#10 muffiny123

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.

#11 400

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

#12 loulou1985

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.

#13 rosie28

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.

#14 IamOzgirl

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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