University of Utah Health’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Center provides complete prenatal diagnostic services. This includes the following:
- 2D and 3D/4D ultrasound imaging
- Fetal MRI and invasive testing by amniocentesis
- Chorionic villus sampling
You should expect to have several ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy to track the growth and health of your baby. Your health care provider will advise you on which tests you'll need.
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In addition to diagnostic services, the center offers complete genetic counseling services to educate patients and their families about their prenatal testing options. This may include the risk of having a child with a birth defect or genetic disease.
Why You May Need Genetic Counseling
Your provider may refer you to a genetic counselor for one of the following reasons:
- Abnormal maternal serum screening
- Advanced maternal age
- Abnormal finding by ultrasound examination
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Family history of a birth defect or genetic disease
Our genetic counselors are specialty-trained, licensed professionals who help determine what tests are appropriate for each family. When testing is complete, our counselors clearly explain the results and provide education and counseling if necessary.
We also offer counseling before conception.