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Advanced Fetal Diagnostic Testing and Treatment

Verifying and understanding your diagnosis and any related abnormalities is crucial in determining the best treatment options for you and your baby. Many complex birth defects can be misdiagnosed initially.

UR Medicine Maternal-Fetal Care has the most advanced diagnostic testing and experienced team that is specially trained to identify and diagnose fetal abnormalities in Upstate New York. We see uncommon, complicated birth defects on a daily basis. Our level of experience helps us provide answers to almost any question, assuring that you are able to plan for your delivery and care after birth to help contribute to the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.

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Scans you may go through during your time at UR Medicine Maternal-Fetal Care include fetal ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram, and fetal MRI.

Additional prenatal diagnostic procedures performed at UR Medicine:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal blood sampling and transfusion
  • Fetal bladder drainage
  • Fetal cyst drainage
  • Fetal shunt placement
  • Microarray analysis
  • Early fetal cardiovascular imaging (EFCI): We are one of the few programs in Western NY to offer early fetal cardiovascular imaging (EFCI), which allows diagnosis of heart anomalies as early as 12 weeks gestation, as opposed to typical diagnosis at 16 - 18 weeks gestation.