Early ultrasound scans of the fetus
Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPT) – use of cell-free DNA from maternal blood for screening of numerical chromosome abnormalities and microdeletions known to cause mental retardation. Also for the detection of fetal sex and sex chromosome abnormalities.
Hormone + NT screen for trisomy 21, 18, 13 (Oscar).
Mid-trimester fetal abnormality scan.
Amniocentesis to investigate abnormal NIPT or Oscar results (karyotyping and chromosome microarray)
Antenatal growth scans: early detection of intrauterine growth retardation, Prediction of pre-eclampsia.
Early detection of pre-term delivery and management.
Hypertensive, diabetic and twin pregnancies.
Other delivery management.