During pregnancy, there’s nothing like peace of mind. Clinic Sofia offers genetic screening to detect the risk for chromosomal abnormalities. Screening is often done with blood work and ultrasounds.
Nuchal Translucency Screening
One of your options is a nuchal translucency screening, or nuchal fold screening. This checks for Down Syndrome or other abnormalities. Nuchal translucency screening is done around week 12 if you choose to complete it.
Cell Free Fetal DNA (cffD)
New technology for genetic screening also allows Clinic Sofia to offer cell free fetal DNA (cffDNA) screening as early as week 10 as an alternative to traditional screening.
Maternal Carrier Screening
Maternal carrier genetic screening also shows information about your genetics. If you opt to complete it before or during pregnancy, your caregiver will screen to see if you are a carrier of conditions including:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Anemia and sickle cell disease
- Canavan disease
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Fragile X
- Jewish Carrier Screening Panel
You may test for gestational diabetes sometime during weeks 24-28. After you drink a sugar solution, you will complete a blood test to measure your blood suger level. If your blood sugar is elevated, you can have an additional diagnostic test to confirm that you do or do not have gestational diabetes.