Combined Test – Screening 12

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

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In the combined test, the probability of Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 13 and 18 is calculated from several factors. These factors are the results of the first trimester ultrasound (neck folds, nasal bone and blood flow measurements), a maternal blood test and the age of the pregnant woman. In the blood test, we measure the serum concentration of fbhCG, PAPP-A and – like only a few institutes in Austria do – also the placental growth factor (Plgf).

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 welcome.

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

Early ScreeningEUR 150,-
Screening 12 – Extended Combined TestEUR 250,-
(for multiples: EUR 300,-)
Screening 22 – Organ screeningEUR 250,-
(for multiples: EUR 300,-)

As a follow-up examination:
EUR 200,-
(for multiples: EUR 250,-)
Screening 32 – Wellbeing ultrasound with Doppler examinationEUR 200,-
(for multiples: EUR 250,-)

As a follow-up examination:
EUR 150,-
(for multiples: EUR 200,-)
Cervical ultrasound
(included in the organ screening)
EUR 80,-
3D ultrasoundEUR 200,-
Ultrasound package in case of medical necessity of repeated growth checks
(e.g. diabetes, previous illnesses of the expectant mother)
Depending on requirements
The non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT)
is possible from the 10+0 week of gestation and is always combined with a short ultrasound scan. If you decide in favour of an NIPT test after an examination with us you will pay EUR 100,- less.
NIPT Classic
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test
Testing for trisomy 21, 18 and 13: EUR 700,-
Gender determination on request: free of charge
NIPT Extended
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test
Testing for trisomy 21, 18 and 13 and for sex chromosomes as well as microdeletions: EUR 900,-
Gender determination on request: free of charge
NIPT Spezial
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test
Testing for trisomy 21, 18 and 13 as well as for monogenic diseases such as mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis), spinal muscle diseases, sickle cell disease, thalassemia: EUR 900,-
Gender determination on request: free of charge
Fetal antigen determination on request: free of charge

NIPT Rhesus
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test
of the child's Rhesus factor: EUR 300,-
Chorionic Villus SamplingEUR 600,-
plus costs of the desired genetic analysis
Amniocentesis EUR 600,-
plus costs of the desired genetic analysis
Genetic counselingEUR 150,-

Screening 12 + Screening 22EUR 450,-
(for multiples: EUR 500,-)
Screening 12 + Screening 22 + Screening 32EUR 600,-
(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!