Prenatal Screening
Prenatal Screening Prenatal Screening Pregnancy Health Selangor, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL), Bangi Lab Services | DNA Laboratories Sdn Bhd
Prenatal Screening:

Test FTS (First Trimester Screening) STS (Second Trimester Screening) Pre-eclampsia Screening
Risk assessment for Down Syndrome (T21), Edwards Syndrome (T18) and Patau Syndrome (T13) Down Syndrome (T21), Edwards Syndrome (T18) and Neural Tube Defect (NTD) The occurrence of high blood pressure and presence of protein in the urine during pregnancy
When should test 11-13 weeks 6 days
of pregnancy
15-20 weeks
of pregnancy
11-14 weeks
of pregnancy
Test requirement(s) Ultrasound scanning + mother’s blood test Mother’s blood test Ultrasound scanning + mother’s blood test + blood pressure

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):

1. Who should go for FTS and STS?  
  - Advanced maternal age (≥ 35 years old)
  - Previous birth of a child with a birth defect
  - Individuals with personal or family history of birth defects
  - Abnormal ultrasound findings

2. What are the advantages of FTS?  
  - Non-invasive, requires only mother’s blood sample
  - Safe, no-risk of miscarriage
  - Accurate, Nuchal Scan + blood test gives 90% accuracy of       
    the result

3. What is pre-eclampsia?

 - A pregnancy-induced increased blood pressure (hypertension) and  protein in the urine (proteinuria), that usually occurs  after the 20th weeks of pregnancy, which may severely affect the mother and the fetus.

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