Prenatal Testing and Diagnosis
Genetic Testing & Counseling
The prenatal genetics program provides expert genetic screening and testing. Available tests include first-trimester screening, chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis and fetal blood sampling.
After diagnosis, we provide counseling and support networks to help parents adjust to and prepare for their child's special needs and to promote informed planning and decision-making.
Targeted ultrasound (formerly known as Level II ultrasound) is a major function of our program. We are equipped to perform targeted vaginal ultrasounds at an early gestational age and provide diagnostic information early in the pregnancy.
Antenatal Testing Services
To help ensure fetal well-being throughout pregnancy, we provide non-stress testing, biophysical profiles, fetal versions and PG gel insertions.
The Yale Fetal Cardiovascular Center is the most experienced and busiest diagnostic and treatment service of its kind in New England. We have diagnosed over 300 fetal cardiac anomalies and can provide the full range of postnatal surgical care.