Our team at ROC provides prenatal diagnostic services for women and families who may require testing that is outside the scope of routine prenatal care.
Prenatal diagnostic testing involves testing the fetus prenatally to determine whether or not any abnormalities exist, such as certain hereditary and spontaneous genetic disorders. In many cases, ultrasonography and blood tests can help determine whether or not more involved testing is necessary.
CVS and amniocentesis are diagnostic tests and enable the unborn baby's chromosomes to be studied to detect Down Syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities. The chromosomal analysis boasts accuracy greater than 99%, which can provide invaluable peace of mind for many parents. Other genetic testing can be performed by CVS or amniocentesis as indicated. CVS is performed between 10 and 12 weeks gestation. Amniocentesis is typically performed between 15 and 18 weeks gestation, but can be performed later as well. Fetal blood sampling, or cordocentesis, is only used for a limited number of high-risk situations such as the need for a fetal blood transfusion. All diagnostic tests have a small risk of complications, which your ROC provider will gladly discuss with you.
Work with our caring team at ROC so we can address your prenatal diagnostic testing needs.