Fetal Diagnostic Tests

Our team offers many of the most innovative, leading-edge approaches in fetal medicine. These include three-dimensional ultrasound, multivessel fetal Doppler to monitor the fetal oxygen status and first-trimester fetal echocardiography. 

Dr. Carl Weiner became certified in first-trimester nuchal translucency screening in 1996. He has initiated reliable, non-invasive ultrasound screening for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Our goal is to move laboratory progress into clinical practice to benefit the health and well-being of our patients. 

Our full range of diagnostic tests to document fetal wellness include comprehensive first-trimester wellness examinations. This includes a thorough history and physical, along with tests to examine: 
  • Nuchal translucency
  • Nasal bone
  • Ductus venosus
  • Ricuspid regurgitation
  • Biochemical markers
By identifying fetal abnormalities as early as possible, we can give patients the best opportunity for treatment before birth as well as proper care after birth. 

Additional fetal diagnostic tests:
  • Amniocentesis 15 weeks to term
  • Diagnostic amnioinfusion
  • Diagnosis of fetal hypoxia or growth restriction
  • Chorionic villus sampling at 11-14 weeks
  • Edovaginal ultrasound
  • Fetal biopsy
  • Fetal blood sampling – cardocentesis
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Fetoscopy
  • Invasive testing
  • Maternal and fetal blood flow studies
  • Molecular biologic testing for single gene disorders
  • Multiformat fetal echocardiogram
  • PCR (polymarase chain reaction) for the diagnosis of fetal infection, blood type, rH, etc.
  • Preterm birth risk screening
  • Rapid karyotype
  • Targeted 2-D and 3-D ultrasound imaging