Nuchal Translucency Scan

Nuchal Translucency Scan


From week 11+4-13+6

40 minutes (60 minutes for twins)

Price: dkk 1400 (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 recommend that it be 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.

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 will receive the rest of the images 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 800). 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. 

You can choose to exclude the double test – as long as you are aware of the inaccuracy it implies. In this case we will deduct the price of the blood sample and transportation (dkk 800). Please note that this approach is not reccomended.

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 you are too early 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 at the times below (provided that the clinic is open):

Monday 10-16
Tuesday 9-15
Wednesday 11-16
Thursday 11-16
Friday 9-16

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

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.