Sanford Fetal Care Center specialists and sonographers use the latest technology to bring innovative diagnostic and treatment services to high-risk patients. All procedures are performed at the fetal care center. Ultrasound is available at the center and also in outreach locations.
Sanford's ultrasound team is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. We adhere to and exceed strict standards in training, technique and continuing education.
Evaluates the fluid surrounding a fetus for chromosomal and genetic testing.
Lung maturity amniocentesis
Tests the fluid surrounding a fetus to determine lung development.
Samples umbilical cord blood to diagnose certain abnormality. Commonly performed on twins.
Chorionic Villus Sample (CVS)
Tests for chromosomal abnormalities in a sample of chorionic villi from the placenta.
Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD)
A blood screening test for women after 10 weeks of pregnancy to test for chromosomal abnormalities including trisomy 18, Down syndrome and trisomy 13.
First trimester screening
Screens for the risk of Down syndrome, trisomy 18, congenital heart defects and other birth defects. Performed between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy.
Screens for the risk of Down syndrome, trisomy 18, congenital heart defects and other birth defects. Performed between 15 and 21 weeks of pregnancy.
Includes bladder/chest shunt placement and cystocentesis.
Fetal blood transfusion
Performed on fetuses that suffer from severe anemia (low red blood cell counts).
Screens for 30 genetic conditions in newborns within the first week after birth. Routinely performed.