First Trimester Testing: Screen for Chromosomal Abnormalities Early with Leading-Edge Expertise

doctor giving woman ultrasound If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and you have risk factors for having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities, talk with your obstetrician about genetic testing. You may want to consider a first-trimester screening with instant risk assessment, one of the most advanced tests available for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. At the forefront of prenatal testing for two decades, the High Risk Pregnancy Center in southern Nevada performs your screening and interprets your results with unsurpassed skill and expertise.

Get peace of mind early in your pregnancy with advanced testing.

We conduct the first trimester screening between 11 and 13 weeks. It involves blood tests combined with special ultrasound testing. You may come into the office for the blood draw or use a convenient at-home kit, which we provide to you. This allows you to send a tiny sample of blood to the lab as early as 9 weeks into your pregnancy.

doctor and nurse chatting in hallway When you send your blood sample to the lab in advance, the results are returned to the High Risk Pregnancy Center so your specialist can analyze them. This allows us to complete your screening—blood tests combined with the special ultrasound exam—and discuss the results and next steps with you when you come in for your ultrasound appointment.

If the test indicates an increased risk for a chromosomal abnormality, your High Risk Pregnancy Center specialist may recommend further testing, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis, or noninvasive fetal chromosome screening from a simple maternal blood sample, to obtain further information about your pregnancy.

Learn more about how we evaluate pregnancy risks with ultrasound and advanced tests, including the first trimester risk assessment. Call the High Risk Pregnancy Center today at 702-382-3200. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.