Patient replied :
Thank you. Before considering an abortion, is there a chance this could be a false negative ? I am now almost 6.5 weeks. Last test was done on the 05/08. What are the chances of the baby being sick? What other tests can I do at this point as amniocentesis is done at a much later stage as far as I know and its very worrying not knowing
If rubella is contracted in the first trimester, then there is upto 90 % chance that the baby will be affected. Rubella can cause miscarriage, stillbirths and birth defects such as hearing loss, brain damage, heart defects, congenital cataracts etc.
CVS can be done much earlier than amniocentesis.
Please consult a Genetic Counsellor at the earliest, that is my sincere advice.
A genetic counsellor would provide you with reliable statistics, the various possibilities, as well as the next investigations to be carried out.
Please feel free to discuss further. Take care.