Fetal Assessment Unit

The Fetal Assessment Unit (FAU) provides a one-stop obstetric ultrasound and pre-natal diagnostic service for pregnant women who wish to be assured of the well-being of their babies. This unit is the first dedicated unit in a private hospital in Singapore and is managed by a Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and is assisted by a team of experienced and dedicated sonographers.

Our Fetal Assessment services include:

  • First Trimester Pre-Eclampsia Screening:

Pre-eclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication affecting 2 in 100 pregnancies. It is a common cause of preterm birth and intrauterine growth retardation. We are the 1st centre in Singapore to offer this screening which includes

– Specific blood test for PlGF*

– Blood pressure measurement

– Ultrasound examination

1st trimester Pre-eclampsia Screening and early treatment helps to prevent Pre-eclampsia.

Consult your doctor and book an appointment with us for 1st trimester Pre-eclampsia screening. Call us @ 63544115 or download our e-brochure for more information

  • One-stop Clinic for Assessment of Risk for Fetal Anomalies (OSCAR),

This is a first trimester option offered to all pregnant women as an earlier and more accurate method of screening for risk of fetal anomalies, in particular Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).

  1. Screening for chromosomal defects in the first rather than the second trimester provides earlier reassurance for those with a normal result.
  2. The composite risk score will help you decide whether you want any invasive testing such as CVS or Amniocentesis.
  3. For those choosing this optional test, it will also be less traumatic if a termination is necessary.

What does OSCAR involve?
1. Ultrasound measurement of Nuchal Translucency (NT) at 11-13 weeks + 6 days gestation of the fetus.
2. A sample of the mother’s blood is analysed for levels of free beta hCG and PAPP-A (Pregnancy associated plasma Protein A).
Studies have shown that Down Syndrome is associated with
• Increased maternal age
• Increased fetal nuchal translucency thickness (NT)
• Increased maternal serum free beta-HCG and
• Decreased pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) concentration

The detection rate of Trisomy 21 by this method would be about 90%, for a false positive rate of 5%. This is superior to the 65% by maternal age and second trimester serum biochemistry; and 80% detection rate by NT and maternal age in the first trimester.

For detailed information on OSCAR, please download our e-brochure.

  • 3D/4D Ultrasound Scans

    Fancy taking a peek at your little bundle of joy? With our latest 3D/4D ultrasound scans, you are able to see your unborn child for the first time. A 3D ultrasound scan provides a photographic image of the baby while the 4D ultrasound scan provides a moving image of a baby.

At Fetal Assessment Unit, the 3D/4D ultrasound scans will be performed in a relaxed and comfortable environment by our experienced sonographers using state-of-the-art ultrasound systems.

A 2D scan will still be performed in conjunction with the 3D/4D scan to exclude anomaly and assess the growth of the baby. To experience this amazing and touching moment, just obtain a referral letter from your doctor and book an appointment with us at 6354 4115.

For detailed information on the 3D/4D scan, please download our e-brochure.

Other Services available at FAU include
• Ultrasound imaging for risk assessment of chromosomal abnormalities in the first trimester (Nuchal Translucency Measurement)
• Second trimester Fetal Anomaly (FA) Scanning
• Cervical Length Measurements for prediction of pre-term labour
• Uterine Doppler assessment for prediction of pre-eclampsia and poor fetal growth
• Ultrasound monitoring using Doppler colour flow imaging, as well as the
biophysical profile
• Amniocentesis
• Thalassaemia Studies
• Chorionic Villus Sampling
• Cordocentesis/Fetal Blood Sampling
• Multiple pregnancy (twins/triplets/quadruplets) fetal assessment

Here are some screening tests services recommended for different trimester, please do consult your doctor for advise on which screening test to take for your condition :

 1st Trimester:

  • First Trimester Pre-Eclampsia Screening
  • Either OSCAR (One-stop Clinic for Assessment of Risk for Fetal Anomalies ) or
  • NT plus NIPT – Panorama/Harmony
  • Chorionic villi Sampling

 2nd Trimester:

  • Fetal Anomaly Scan –Obstetric ultrasound (20 to 22 weeks)
  • Fetal Anomaly Scan with Uterine Doppler (20 to 22 weeks)
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Amniocentesis

 3rd Trimester

  • Obstetric ultrasound for Growth with Full Doppler to assess fetal growth and well-being
  • Obstetric ultrasound without Doppler to assess growth.
  • Biophysical Profile

Contact and locate us for your prenatal tests

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