Pre-natal diagnostics

Pre-natal diagnostics (follow-up examinations) can determine with certainty whether your child has Down’s Syndrome. The test comprises of one of the following two tests:

1. CVS- taking and testing a small piece of tissue of the placenta;

2. Amniocentesis- testing the amniotic fluid.

Both tests carry a risk of a miscarriage as a result of the examinations. This happens in 3 to 4 out of 1000 tests done. The chances are on average a little bit higher during a CVS than during amniocentesis.

Should you be referred for one of these tests then they’ll be conducted at the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam.