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Diagnostic Tests

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Accurate diagnosis is essential in planning adequate treatment for you and your baby, and that is why prior to fetal therapy we perform a series of tests to determine or confirm a suspected diagnosis.
Diagnostic tests may include:

  • Ultrasound is used to evaluate the fetus for any anomalies.
  • Fetal echocardiogram studies are performed by our highly skilled sonographers.
  • Amniocentesis - This procedure takes a sample of amniotic fluid, which contains cells excreted by the fetus, to be analyzed for chromosome abnormalities like Down Syndrome, spina bifida, or other genetic diseases.
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - This more invasive test is used to confirm a suspected genetic problem after initial screening. CVS takes a few cells from the placenta so that the doctor can analyze them for anomalies.
  • Ultrafast fetal MRI – This advanced imaging technique requires no sedation of mother or fetus.
Jackson Fetal Therapy Institute

Jackson Fetal Therapy Institute
1611 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
305-355-1327 (fax)

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