St Vincent's Clinic Medical Imaging & Nuclear Medicine

Prenatal Testing

Prenatal diagnostic procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure and you will be in our department for approximately one hour. Prenatal tests include:

  • Nuchal translucency is performed between 11 and 14 weeks of pregnancy and may involve both an abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound. It is used to assess the risk of Down Syndrome. If the risk is high, an amniocentesis or chrionic villus sampling may be offered.
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