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 Downs Syndrome see our NIPT + scan service.
What does this scan include?
Risk assessment for Down’s Syndrome between 11 – 13 weeks and 6 days gestation, no sexing.
- 40 minute 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 maybe available for free at your local NHS facility.
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.
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.
Guide to number of guests
Most clinics can comfortably accommodate 5 guests including children for this scan. 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.