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Prenatal Screening

I had a serum integrated prescreen screening test (blood test) at about 12 weeks, a nuchal translucency screening test at 12.5 weeks and will have another prenatal screening test (b/w) at about 15 weeks. The lab will combine the results of all three test to determine my risk. I will get the results about 10 days after the last blood test. My question is I just turned 39, wont my risk come back high based on maternal age alone, regardless of how the b/w and nuchal turn out? Shouldn't I be prepared for a "high risk" number? Btw, my nuchal measurement was good, 1.5 mm. Was anyone 39, 40, 41 given a low risk number based on prescreen testing?
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oops "serum integrated prenatal screening test"
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im not 39, 40 or 41 but my NT results were 1.3 at 12 weeks and i had the same bloodwork done...my doc didnt tell me the exact results he just said that my results are as close to a 0% chance as you can get...everything looked great....that is also coming from a high risk ob so i trust them

my opinion is that your high risk number will not be associated with age...you may have a higher chance because of your age but that doesnt mean for sure you are going to be high risk....there are plenty of women above 39 that have healthy babies

congrats and best of luck to you
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I think for purposes of the ratio - when you are over 35 the ratios get skewed.  I am 33 and I came back with a 1/78 chance for trisomy 18 - I did not go further than another level 2 us because there were no physical markers for it.  I had the integrated screening as well - my first numbers were good - and the fold was great... the second set - my ration for DS and Nural Tube were good - just bad for the other one.... I realized during that testing that I would be happy with any baby - Trisomy 18 is fatal - so termination for me was not an option... if I have another baby - I will not be getting the testing done.. too many false positives and way to scary.... Good Luck - your dr will give you the break down on what your results are - and what was added to it for your age....
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I am 42 my numbers were 1:16000. I had the anatomy ultrasound done yesterday and everything looks great. This is as far as I will go with the test. My ob is really happy with the results. I think that it is time to start enjoying the pregnancy and start shopping for my little girl.
Best of Luck!
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