We are a GOVERNMENT REGISTERED GENETIC CLINIC and CENTRE FOR FETAL ULTASOUND.
We regularly perform fetal ultrasound in early, mid & late pregnancy. We also perform invasive diagnostic procedures for detecting genetic abnormalities in the unborn child.
The tests performed at our centre include
CHORIONIC VILLUS BIOPSY
The fetus (unborn child) lies inside the mother's uterus or womb. It is normally surrounded by a watery substance called the Amniotic Fluid (A.F.). A long needle is passed through the mother's abdomen, into the uterus right upto this amniotic fluid. A few cc of this fluid is then collected for genetic testing. This test allows the couple to find out if their unborn child may suffer from certain abnormalities after birth. e.g. Down's Syndrome (Mongol Child), Thalassemia, Rh isoimmunisation (when the mother's blood group is negative and the father's is positive), etc.
Needless to say, the procedure is extremely delicate, but is safe and effective when performed by an expert.
Chorionic Villus Sampling means getting a sample of the chorionic villus (placental tissue) and testing it. CVS can be carried out 10-13 weeks after the last period, earlier than amniocentesis (which is carried out at 16-20 weeks).
Possible reasons for having a CVS can include:
Mother's age of 35 years or greater
Abnormal first trimester screen results
Increased nuchal translucency or other abnormal ultrasoundd findings
Family history of a chromosomal abnormalityy or other genetic disorder
Parents are known carriers for a genetic disorder
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