Diagnosis

  • Diagnosis can be done before the baby is born. Two types of tests that can determine if your child may have Down Syndrome are Screening and Diagnostic tests.

    Screening

    • Sonograms are usually performed between 15-20 weeks in the pregnancy. This screening shows some physical traits that are heplful in calculating the risk of Down Syndrome.

    Diagnostic

    Three diagnostic test are available

    • Amniocentesis is performed between 12 and 20 weeks
    • Chorionic Villis Sampling (CVS)is conducted between 8 to 12 weeks
    • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS) is performed after 20 weeks