Screening 12 – Extended Combined Test

in the 12.-14. week of pregnancy
Objectives:
  • Probability calculation for trisomy 13, 18 and 21 and preeclampsia
    (alternative name for pregnancy poisoning)
  • Detection of any severe malformations

The Combined Test calculates the probability of Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 13 and 18 from several factors. These factors are the results of the first quarter ultrasound exams (nuchal fold and nasal bone measurements and blood flow measurements) and a test of the maternal blood for the hormones PAPP-A and free ß-HCG, as well as the age of the pregnant woman. About 93-95 percent of pregnancies with Down syndrome are detected by this method.

During the first quarter ultrasound exam, an early examination of the fetal anatomy is also performed to rule out possible severe malformations.

As part of the combined test, we also clarify the likelihood of pre-eclampsia (alternative name for pregnancy poisoning). This can lead to premature birth and pregnancy complications. The main symptoms of pre-eclampsia are high blood pressure and protein excretion in the urine. To determine risk, the expectant mother’s blood pressure, placental blood flow, and biomarkers in the maternal blood are checked. If the risk is high, an almost side-effect free therapy can reduce the incidence of severe preeclampsia by more than 80 percent.

If the position of the baby allows it, we will be happy to take a 3D ultrasound image during the examination.

  • Since the blood test is performed directly in our prenatal center, we can inform you about the results of Screening 12 in a detailed discussion of the findings shortly after the examination.
  • Your ultrasound images are immediately available to you digitally.
Practical information

Corona safety measures

The highest possible Corona safety standards are our top priority. Therefore, we request that you come to the Prenatal Center only for an agreed appointment. One companion is allowed if the 3-G rule (geimpft – vaccinated, getestet – tested, genesen – recovered) is followed.

Please keep a safe distance of 1 meter from other persons in the prenatal center and wear an FFP2 mask.

Invoicing and payment

After the respective examination you will receive an invoice. You can pay us by debit or credit card at your convenience.

Your ultrasound images are immediately available to you digitally

A special EDP program makes it possible to transmit the ultrasound images and video sequences to a cell phone number or an Email address of your choice by means of a secure link. Thus, if you wish, you can get the images immediately on your smartphone.

Information on twin pregnancies

Even though twin pregnancies usually proceed without major complications, they are classified as high-risk pregnancies from a medical perspective. We have compiled information on possible risks and tips for expectant mothers of twins.

Forms and information sheets

You can download forms and information sheets here.

Price list

CONSULTATION / EXAMINATION
FEE
Early ScreeningEUR 100,-
Screening 12 – Extended Combined TestEUR 230,-
(for multiples: EUR 300,-)

Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)
+ associated ultrasound examination
EUR 600,- + EUR 200,-

Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)
limited to trisomy 21 + associated ultrasound examination
EUR 300,- + EUR 200,-

Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)-complete package
with ultrasound 1 in the 11th week of pregnancy + blood sampling and ultrasound 2 in the 13th week of pregnancy + discussion of findings
EUR 900,-
Screening 22 – Organ screeningEUR 230,-
(for multiples: EUR 300,-)
Screening 32 – Wellbeing ultrasound with Doppler examinationEUR 150,-
(for multiples: EUR 200,-)
Placental puncture (chorionic villus biopsy)EUR 600,-
Amniocentesis EUR 600,-
Cervical ultrasound
(included in the organ screening)
EUR 80,-
3D ultrasoundEUR 150,-
Ultrasound package in case of medical necessity of repeated growth checks
(e.g. diabetes, previous illnesses of the expectant mother)
Depending on requirements
Genetic counselingEUR 150,-

COMBINATION TARIFFS
Screening 12 + Screening 22EUR 400,-
(for multiples: EUR 500,-)
Screening 12 + Screening 22 + Screening 32EUR 500,-
(for multiples: EUR 650,-)

The costs for the above-mentioned examinations are not covered by the statutory health insurance.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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