2022 Update: The Perinatal Quality Foundation board and staff are adjusting NTQR nuchal translucency (NT) credentialing,
reflecting the shift in reproductive genetic testing to favor cell-free DNA as the primary screening test offered by many
providers. As outlined in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Practice Bulletin 226, screening by
serum testing with or without NT or cell-free DNA should be offered to all patients. Nuchal Translucency measurement will
continue to be a part of early genetic screening and independently is observed during first trimester ultrasound examinations.
NTQR will not require a minimum volume of examination data to maintain the NT credential. NTQR quality monitoring
reports are more accurate if there are 30 or more data points (NT, CRL) during a year. We do therefore encourage participants
to upload data within their NTQR account under "Performance Improvement: Data Submission" whenever they perform an NT measurement.
Self-submission of data is optional and does improve your quality monitoring reports. Self-submission is not required to
maintain your credential.
1st Trimester Fetal Anatomy & Anomaly Detection
Visit our social media platforms (Facebook,
Twitter) to view an ongoing series on first trimester fetal
anatomy and anomaly detection. The ultrasound images, information, and Q&A are a great learning and review aid.
Upload Your Own Data
NT Credentialed Providers now have the ability to upload their own data when the patient's CRL/NT is not sent to a
Participating Laboratory or to assure NTQR receipt of data. Upon logging in to
your account click on Data Submission under Performance Improvement from the main menu. You can upload a CSV
or Microsoft Excel file or simply enter one record at a time.
First-Trimester Risk Assessment for Down Syndrome