1st Trimester Screening (FTS)

1st Trimester/ScreeningAll women have a small chance of having a baby with a physiological disability or syndrome.

This risk is slightly higher than average in women over 35 years, couples who already have a child with a congenital problem,or where an early ultrasound has identified a problem with the baby.

The First Trimester Screening package is a risk assessment test to determine whether your chance of having a baby with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edward’s Syndrome (Trisomy 18), or Patau’s Syndrome ( Trisomy 13) is high or low.

It can be a very reassuring test if the results prove to be low risk.

For more information please go to www.theultrasoundsuite.ie.

We use a system recommended by the Fetal Medicine Foundation where blood tests are carried out at 10 weeks gestation and an ultrasound scan at 12 weeks.  This gives a detection rate of up to 94%.

Please ring Bray Women’s Health Centre on 01 276 1522 for more detailed information.