Is a Fetal Anomaly scan accurate?
This ultrasound scan is very accurate but unfortunately it cannot diagnose 100% of congenital abnormalities. The only way to know for certain if your baby has a chromosomal problem is to have a CVS or amniocentesis, these are invasive procedures and are performed at your chosen Maternity hospital.
If any abnormalities are detected the significance of the findings will be discussed and you will be given a letter of referral and a clinical report.
The following table lists different types of birth defects and how likely scanning is to identify each problem during pregnancy:
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