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I had my 9 week scan today and everything went well - we saw the baby and heard the heartbeat. The doctor asked me to come in next week for the myriad prenatal blood test - is this common or is this because of my high bmi and PCOS? I checked with my insurance and looks like they won't cover it. Happy to hear from anyone else who has had this test done!

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NIPT or something else?

If you're younger than 35 NIPT is not usually covered

I went in at 9 weeks and then again at 13 to do nuchotranslucency and NIPT. Nucho should be covered but NIPT may be out of pocket. I have a documented thyroid issue that they were also checking blood for. At 9 weeks they took blood to do the standard blood panel for pregnancy (check iron, immunity to certain diseases). I don’t know why it would be separate unless they are doing nucho and this panel at the same time.

Thanks. That's helpful

Fwiw I would ask about waiting until 12 weeks to do the NIPT. If it’s too early, there’s not enough generic info to go off of and then you’d have to take it again.

Depending on which you do, one is starting at 9 weeks and the other at 11 I thought?

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