genetic counselling Brisbane and Telehealth
Prenatal testing is genetic testing performed in pregnancy to look for genetic conditions in the developing fetus. Prenatal testing includes two types: screening tests to determine your likelihood of having a child with a genetic condition, or diagnostic testing involving an invasive procedure to provide a definitive diagnosis.
prenatal testing brisbane and telehealth
prenatal testing Brisbane and telehealth
We value the importance of providing non-judgmental supportive genetic advice urgently whenever concerns in pregnancy occur, such as prenatal testing or screening results, fetal structural or genetic changes or family history of a genetic condition. We aim to provide the information that you need to make an informed choice regarding concerns in your pregnancy.
Prenatal testing Brisbane and telehealth
NIPT is a prenatal screening test performed from 10 weeks of pregnancy. NIPT tests circulating fetal DNA in the mother’s bloodstream to determine your chance of having a baby with Down syndrome and certain other chromosome changes. If NIPT shows you have a high risk of having a baby with Down syndrome or other conditions, you will be offered a diagnostic test such as CVS or amniocentesis.
prenatal Testing Brisbane and Telehealth
first trimester screening
Prenatal Testing Brisbane and Telehealth
chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
Prenatal testing using CVS is a diagnostic test in pregnancy performed after 11 weeks pregnancy. It may be offered for advanced maternal age or if you have a high risk screening result on NIPT or combined first trimester screening. CVS involves taking a tiny piece of the placenta to test for chromosome conditions or for a specific condition based on your family history.