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January 9th, 2013, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by From babycenter.com
This prenatal test (also called the NT or nuchal fold scan) can help your healthcare practitioner assess your baby's risk of having*Down syndrome*(DS) and some other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major congenital heart problems.The NT test is not invasive. It uses*ultrasound*to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby's neck. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.
I hope your next apt goes great.
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