My cell phone rang yesterday afternoon as I was on my work line with Mr. X. I had just been talking with him about hard it was to wait for the FISH results from our amnio. Like a predictable novel, it was of course the MFM’s office.
This time, it was the nurse who gave us the results of the FISH analysis: Normal, blessedly normal. She of course immediately harshed on my mellow by warning me that these were preliminary. I did remember, however, from our conversation with the MFM at Monday’s amnio that FISH is pretty darn accurate and the false rate is very low. I later found literature that put the false negative rate at 1%.
We still wait for the final amnio results, but we are grateful for this encouraging news.
ps – yes, we did find out the gender. And, sorry, I’m not ready to divulge. I’m enjoying having that little secret amongst us and the parentals for now.