Prenatal tests allow future parents to learn about the state of essential elements of the structure and function of the child's body at the stage of fetal life. These tests play a huge diagnostic role and allow a quick initiation of therapy- if needed. They are important for both the child and its parents.
Prenatal tests are divided into :
*Non-invasive examinations - are completely safe for both the baby and the mother.
These are :
- Ultrasound (USG) tests
- Double test
- Sanco test
- Panorama test
- Triple test
- NIFTY test
- Harmony test
*Ivasive examinations- they are performed when the results of non-invasive tests shown a questionable result or indicate fetal abnormalities. These tests require colleting material in surgery, so they may carry some risk.