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Do you need a test? At Dexeus Mujer, we offer the very latest technological equipment and a specialised medical team to ensure thorough control of your health and that of your baby during every stage of pregnancy.

Diagnostic testing - Prenatal diagnosis

Prenatal diagnosis

Dexeus Mujer is a pioneering centre of reference for prenatal diagnostic techniques with next-generation ultrasound scanners and the most advanced technology available.

All our tests are conducted by specialists with specific training in the technique in question (obstetric ultrasound, echocardiography, amniocentesis, genetics, etc.).

Prenatal diagnosis - Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a non-invasive test used to confirm the pregnancy diagnosis, calculate the weeks, ensure that there are no anomalies, identify possible foetal malformations, find out the sex of the baby or see foetal movements. In general, the first ultrasounds are performed transvaginally, and the later ones are abdominal.

Prenatal diagnosis - Non-invasive prenatal test

We perform a non-invasive prenatal test on a blood sample taken from the mother. This allows us to detect the most common chromosomal abnormalities, including Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes.

Prenatal diagnosis - Ultrasound and biochemical screening for aneuploidy

This test combines a blood test with ultrasound to identify pregnant women who are more likely to be carrying a foetus with a chromosomal abnormality. We call this likelihood risk.
Ultrasound and biochemical screening for aneuploidy is primarily used to detect Down’s syndrome. This alteration is relevant due to its prevalence, survival and strong human and social impact.

Prenatal diagnosis - 3D-4D Ultrasound

We have the appropriate technology to perform complementary explorations with 3D technology for diagnostic purposes: to complete the study of certain foetal malformations, as well as to improve the visualization of some foetal structure.

In addition, the 4D-5D ultrasound can have a playful purpose, to see the face of your baby, its gestures and movements.

Prenatal diagnosis - Amniocentesis

amniocentesis is an invasive test used for the precise detection of chromosomal abnormalities. It consists of drawing a sample of amniotic fluid through a needle inserted in the abdomen under ultrasound control and testing it for abnormalities in the chromosomes that can cause Down’s syndrome or some other neurological disease.

Prenatal diagnosis - Chorionic villus sampling

Chorionic villus sampling is performed by inserting a needle in the abdomen or through the vagina and cervix (depending on the location of the placenta) and obtaining a sample of the chorionic villi forming part of the placenta tissue. Chorionic villus sampling is an invasive test used for foetal karyotyping. It provides us with cytogenetic information earlier than amniocentesis can.

Prenatal diagnosis - Molecular prenatal diagnosis (Array CGH)

Array CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridisation) or Prenatal Molecular Karyotyping is a state-of-the-art genetic diagnostic technique for the diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities with a higher resolution than conventional cytogenetic or karyotyping techniques (an analysis that studies the number and structure of chromosomes).
This test is a tool that allows us to study the human genome quickly and precisely to detect genetic copy number alterations (microdeletions and microduplications) with consequences for foetal development. It allows interrogation of more than 150 genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability and/or congenital malformations.

Prenatal diagnosis - Echocardiography

La Echocardiography is performed by abdominal ultrasound and used to assess the heart of the foetus if a heart condition is detected. At Dexeus Mujer, it is performed by a specialist in paediatric cardiology who can also monitor the baby after birth.

Prenatal diagnosis - Cardiotocography

Cardiotocography or electronic foetal monitoring is a simple, harmless and unobtrusive diagnostic method. The continuous recording of foetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine activity (contractions and foetal movement) on an electronic cardiotocograph (CTG) gives us information about the Foetal Pulmonary Reserve (FPR), i.e. the capacity of the placenta to transport oxygen from mother to child, and the status of the “stress” defence mechanisms of the foetus.

Prenatal diagnosis - Electrocardiogram

The electrocardiogram is performed at the end of pregnancy as a control before birth.

Prenatal diagnosis - Blood test

A blood test is performed each trimester in order to determine the results based on the stage of pregnancy.

Why choose us

Pregnancy - Pioneers in prenatal diagnostic techniques, in foetal care and in the treatment of diseases

We are pioneers in prenatal diagnostic techniques, in foetal care and in the treatment of diseases, with access to state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners and cutting edge technology.

Pregnancy - Reference in the management of high risk pregnancy

Dexeus Mujer is a reference in the management of high risk pregnancy and one of the few private clinics to be equipped with a neonatal ICU which allows us to deal with complications such as pre-term labour.

Pregnancy - Committee of Experts

Our Committee of Experts (gynaecologists, paediatricians and geneticists) meets weekly to assess each case in a personalised manner and establish appropriate guidelines.

Pregnancy - Additional services

We offer a wide range of additional services to ensure that you enjoy your pregnancy.

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