Pregnancy can be a very exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also come with a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety. That’s why most physicians recommend prenatal screening, testing, and diagnosis between 15 and 22 weeks of pregnancy.
Prenatal diagnosis aims to help identify whether the mother or her unborn child has certain medical conditions. Knowing this information in advance helps families make informed decisions about their and their child's medical care before and after birth.
The Premier Family Medicine physicians at Pomona Valley Health Centers (PVHC) recommend a group of evidence-based, non-invasive blood tests called the prenatal panel for all pregnant women. These tests help identify whether your unborn child has any chromosomal abnormalities like Down's or Turner Syndrome. We also recommend all pregnant women visit the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) perinatal team for standard women's health services, like a prenatal screening exam. Types of prenatal screening tests include:
If abnormalities are found, you will be referred to our in-house PVHMC perinatal team for further testing, which may include:
The cost of prenatal and genetic testing for pregnancy can range from less than $100 to over $1,000 per test. However, they're typically covered by most major insurance plans. Insurance plans are more likely to cover prenatal and genetic testing if a pregnancy is considered high risk for a genetic or chromosome condition. Still, many tests are covered in low-risk pregnancies as well.
Contact Pomona Valley Health Centers at 909-378-9261 to learn more about women’s health services like prenatal diagnosis. We can help you have a happy, healthy pregnancy and delivery experience.
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