Nuchal Translucency Scan

Nuchal Translucency Scan


From week 11+4-13+6

40 minutes (60 minutes for twins)

Price: dkk 1600 (dkk 1800 for twins. Read about twins here)*

This scan is not eligible for discount.

The quoted price includes a double test. Read more about the double test below.

You need to call eller e-mail us to book this scan.

A nuchal translucency scan gives you a risk assessment for chromosomal defects in the fetus. The assessment is based on the age of the mother, the neck fold thickness (nuchal translucency) and the level of pregnancy hormones in the mother’s blood (double test). All three factors are equally important in the assessment. If the double test is excluded the result will have an accuracy of about 70%. If you include the double test the accuracy will be about 95% which is why we don’t perform this scan without the double test included in the calculation. The double test is a standard blood test from the mother.

The chromosome changes we look for in the nuchal translucency scan are:

Trisomi 21 (Down’s Syndrome)

Trisomi 18 (Edward’s Syndrome)

Trisomi 13 (Patau’s Syndrome)

We measure the fetus and determine your due date. We check for any visible malformations and we look for a heartbeat. We measure the neck fold – a collection of fluid at the back of the neck that every fetus has at this age. A thick neck fold increases the risk of chromosomal defects but should be seen in relation to the double test and the mother’s age. We collect the double test and forward it for analysis at Rigshospitalet (major university hospital in Copenhagen). We will call you with your results after about a week and the results will be sent to you by encrypted mail. The turnaround time for your double test may increase during holidays and vacations.

To avoid the wait we reccommend that you have the doubletest done at least 2 weeks prior to the scan, if possible.

You leave the clinic with your ultrasound report including estimated due date (EDD) and a color photo from the scan. You can buy extra color photos at the price of dkk 20/pc. You will receive the rest of the images and clips (silent) in Tricefy.

If you have already had the double test taken, feel free to bring it and we will use it in the calculation. This requires a clear indication of the cryptor used by the lab (usually Brahm’s cryptor). If you bring your own double test we will deduct the price of the blood sample and transportation (dkk 600). If you are certain you will have this scan at Spire, we recommend that you have the double test here as well. This way the public sector won’t be burdened unnecessarily and we will be sure about the cryptor. 

We do not perform nt-scans without a double test.

Sometimes the position of the fetus disables us from accomplishing the scan. If this is the case we invite you back for a second look, no charge! If your fetus turns out to be too young or too old for a Nuchal Translucency scan we will charge you for an Early Scan. If you bring your own double test and it turns out it was sampled too soon (before week 8+0) it is necessary to redo the blood test.

Rescans are available on weekdays before 16h (provided there is a free slot).

Rescans are not available on weekends and cannot be booked online.

*Prices are subject to change 

At Spire you will meet a professional team of sonographers. We do all types of pregnancy scans including 3D and 4D. We have the latest equipment ensuring great looking images with all scans.

We are registered with the Danish Patient Safety Authority.