NT Scan (Nuchal Scan)

£189.00

(Inclusive of all fees)

11 to 13 weeks 6 days

Available to women from 16 years of age.

Private ultrasound NT (Nuchal Translucency) scan for dating, well being and nuchal thickness measurement combined with a blood test. Your blood needs to be taken either by us at the time of your appointment or privately by your midwife, GP or local phlebotomist.

When you book online, depending on your chosen location you may be contacted to arrange the most convenient way for you to have this done close by.

Your blood test results, nuchal thickness measurement and other maternal information are combined to determine your individual risk factor with 90-95% accuracy. Results are available approximately 3 to 5 working days after your appointment.
We recommend that you present your screening results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.

All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic scanning experience.

For greater than 99% accuracy in screening for Down's Syndrome see our NIPT + scan service.

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Primary purpose of the blood test and scan

Risk assessment for Down's Syndrome between 11 – 13 weeks and 6 days gestation, no sexing. Note that a risk factor is not a definitive result and that an “increased-risk” screening result does not indicate with certainty that there is an abnormality.

Includes:

  • 40 minute extended diagnostic appointment
  • Ultrasound scan for dating, wellbeing and nuchal thickness measurement
  • A maternal blood sample (taken from the arm)
  • Full report and supporting images
  • Plus 4DFREEVIEW™ (from 12 weeks) with 3D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve*

Antenatal services similar to our NT Scan but WITHOUT BLOODS maybe available for free at your local NHS facility.

*4DFREEVIEW
This scan includes viewing your baby in live 4D from available views and thermal b/w 3D scan prints at no extra charge. Please note that 4DFREEVIEW is a free option and if your baby’s position is not favorable for aesthetics on the day, we cannot offer a free rescan for this reason.
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Pre-scan preparation

Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.

Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.

Guest Policy

Most clinics can comfortably accommodate 4 guests including children for our Extended Appointment Scans. If you would like to bring more, please contact your chosen clinic when booking to check how many we can accommodate.

Important - your personal information

The blood test combined with the NT scan is analysed in the UK by our authorised partners TDL . By booking a NT scan appointment with us you are agreeing to your personal information being shared with TDL solely for the purpose of this test. Your express permission will also be asked during your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I receive my NT Scan results?

Your results will be communicated within 2 working days of the Laboratory receiving the blood sample. Your results will be sent to the email address supplied when you booked your scan.

The email will be accompanied by some guidance as to what to do with the results. A dedicated telephone number will also be given should you have any queries relating to your results.

In a small number of cases it may be necessary to contact you directly to discuss further information or to explain your NT scan results further.

On these occasions the telephone contact information collected when you booked your scan will be used.

What if my scan shows something is wrong or I need help after my appointment?

Very rarely, there may be a problem that is totally unexpected and we are the bearers of bad news.

Never easy to hear, we will ensure you have the time, support and a plan of care arranged. We will continue our course of support for as long as you need us.

If you become concerned about any aspect of your scan, the images and recordings you have taken home, you can contact the clinic where you had your scan and our staff will discuss any concerns that you may have.

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I would like to commend Susan (from Ultrasound Direct) on the time she took to talk things over with me and how well she calmed me down and the wonderful non-biased advice she offered
Laura St. John, Stirling