Prenatal Diagnostic Services
Cytogenetics: Genetic screening and counselling for inheritable diseases
Milann provides the highest quality of cytogenetic analyses and prenatal diagnoses available to complement clinical practice. Our cytogenetics Laboratory provides comprehensive services like Chromosomal Analysis (Karyotyping) from Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS), Amniocentesis and Cordocentesis, Fluorescence In-situ Hybridization (FISH) and molecular diagnosis using PCR technique (Polymerase Chain Reaction). Certain disorders like Downs' syndrome, Haemophilia, Thallasemia, etc., are also diagnosed at early stages of pregnancy.
Chorionic Villus Biopsy
This test is conducted in the 1st trimester where by the chorionic tissue is collected by an ultrasound guided procedure to test for any genetic abnormalities in the foetus.
It is done in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy using an ultrasound guided procedure where by the fluid around the baby is collected to test genetic normality of the foetus.
Foetal Blood Sampling
This is done in the 2nd trimester. Through an ultrasound guided procedure, blood from the umbilical cord is collected to test for genetic abnormalities.
This involves diagnosing foetal anomalies using ultrasound, anomaly scans and foetal echocardiography.