down syndrome

NT Screening: What is it? What does it mean if you're high risk?

How common is it for a test that checks your baby for Down syndrome to show "high risk"? This is one of many questions that may cross the minds of mommies-to-be, awaiting outcomes of tests like the NT (Nuchal Translucency) screen. The NT test is a widely recommended screen that checks for Down syndrome.
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Nuchal Translucency Screening

Beginning in the mid-nineties, doctors and sonographers began implementing a new type of prenatal screening. The name of this new screening tool: the Nuchal Translucency Screening or NT screening.
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Having a Child with Down Syndrome

By Rebecca Pillar

Prenatal screening tests are performed during pregnancy to test for fetal abnormalities and birth defects. One of the situations doctors are looking for is ‘markers’ for Down Syndrome.
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