Gynaecological and Obstetric Ultrasound and screening in Reading, Berkshire.
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Combined Nuchal Screening

11+3 – 13+6 weeks

£179 Weekdays before 4pm / £189 Evenings and Saturdays


The Combined Nuchal Translucency Scan, also known as a Nuchal or NT Scan, is a combined screening test to detect the probability of your baby having a chromosonal disorder such as Downs Syndrome.

The test combines the results of an ultrasound scan, a blood test and the age of the mother. It can only be performed between the gestational stages of 11+3 – 13+6 weeks (11 weeks 3 days to 13 weeks 6 days).

The results of the Combined Nuchal Scan come back from the laboratory within 24 to 48 hours and will be relayed to you by email or telephone call, as soon as we receive them.

If we have time during your appointment, we will also offer to show you the baby in 4D free of charge.


What’s included?

  • Scan and blood test
  • A full report detailing baby’s growth and wellbeing
  • 2 x black and white thermal prints
  • Access to future Little Loyalty Reassurance Scans


  • A DVD recording of your scan with music of your choice* £10
  • A CD of still images (max 2 x 3D images) £5
  • Extra thermal prints £2 each
  • Extra printed photos £2 each (only available if you add the CD)



This is not a diagnostic test. The results of a Combined Nuchal Scan are approximately 96% accurate and give the risk of your baby having a chromosomal disorder. The NHS currently considers results of up to 1 in 150 as low risk and anything above this, i.e. 1 in 135 as increased, or high risk.

If you receive a high risk result, The NHS will offer you either an Amniocentesis or a CVS, depending on the gestation of your pregnancy, which are invasive tests and carry a risk of up to 1% of causing a miscarriage. Visit the NHS website to find out more.

We offer both the Harmony test  and the IONA test, which analyses a sample of the mothers blood. Both tests give a greater than 99% accurate result and carry no risk of miscarriage. Find out more about the Harmony test and the IONA test.

Photo Opportunity!
Book any scan with us and receive a £50 voucher towards prints from your photoshoot with, 'Your Family Deserve This', local photographers that specialise in maternity, new born, baby and family photography.
10% Discount on Stem Cell Storage

Book any scan with us and receive a 10% Discount Voucher towards having your baby's stem cells stored with Future Health Biobank. Visit their website to find out more...

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