This includes a consultation with a clinical geneticist; it focuses on determining the genetic risk, the possibility of finding birth defects and chromosomal disorders in fetus, prognosis, and indication of prenatal examinations.
Integrated Test in the First and Second Trimester
The Integrated Serum Test in the First and Second Trimester consists of two blood samples for biochemical examination. An ultrasound examination determines the exact age of the fetus which is essential to the results of this screening. More information here.
Invasive examination procedures
collection of amniotic fluid
chorionic villus sampling
Main indications – reasons:
- positive screening for fetal birth defects (women with increased risk of fetal chromosomal defects, e.g. Down’s syndrome)
- to ensure follow-up examinations with hereditary diseases in patien’s family
- if a previous pregnancy was terminated due to discovery of a fetal congenital defect (by request of the patient)
Non-invasive examination procedures
More information here.