1st Trimester Screening Picture

1st Trimester Screening

First trimester screening is a non-invasive prenatal genetic test that uses a blood sample and an ultrasound evaluation to identify a pregnancy’s risk for chromosomal abnormalities.

We perform this test between weeks 11 and 13 of your pregnancy to learn whether there is an increased risk for Down syndrome or Edwards syndrome. The second portion of the test, performed between 15 and 20 weeks, helps us determine the risk for spina bifida.

If the risk level is low, first trimester screening provides reassurance about the pregnancy. However, if the risk level is high, additional testing, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, can determine whether a pregnancy is affected by a chromosomal disorder.

 

 

I was referred to Perinatal Associates due to Advanced Maternal Age so my first initial appointment was pretty lengthy having met with a Genetic Counselor and then the ultrasound and consult w/ a doctor to follow. I learned things I wasn’t even aware of and may seem scary to some people, but I found that the information given was very helpful for future planning. The Providers and staff were very knowledgeable, kind, understanding and caring! I’m grateful that I didn’t have any real complications other than my age, but if I did I am confident that Perinatal Associates would have held my hand and yours should you need it through any uncertainties, time of need and/ or difficulties. The entire staff is amazing from the Front office all the way up to the Providers.

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201 Cedar SE
Suite 405
Albuquerque NM
87106

(505) 764-9535

OUR MISSION: At Perinatal Associates of New Mexico, we provide the finest obstetrical care available to women during their pregnancy, assisting them with any medical complications that arise to ensure the best possible outcome for both mother and baby.