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Fetal Monitoring


Amniocentesis is a prenatal diagnostic test offered between 15 -18 weeks of pregnancy to exclude or confirm the presence of chromosomal abnormalities.

Chorionic Villus Sampling
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) involves taking a small amount of placental tissue (chorionic villi) which has the same genetic information as the fetus for analysis in the laboratory

First Trimester Screening
First trimester screening (nuchal translucency) is a prenatal screening test performed at 11-14 weeks to identify pregnancies at increased risk of Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).

Find about KEMH's Maternal Fetal Medicine Service.


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