Care for pregnant women

informative sensitive counselling

Welcome to The Fetal Medicine Centre

The Fetal Medicine Centre provides care for pregnant women by doctors who have trained in ultrasound scanning and fetal medicine under Professor Kypros Nicolaides.

Our ultrasound scans are performed to the highest standards and are backed up with informative and sensitive counselling.

All profits are donated to the UK charity The Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF).

Ultrasound scans

All our scans are performed by our highly experienced sonographers.

The Fetal Medicine Centre
Harmony test
The Fetal Medicine Clinic - Ultra Scans

Harmony test

The Harmony test analyzes cell free DNA in maternal blood and gives a strong indication of whether the baby is at high or low chance of having trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) or trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

  • The test identifies 99%, but not all, of the babies with trisomy 21, 98% of babies with trisomy 18 and 90% of babies with trisomy 13.
  • If you decide to have the test you will be asked to sign a consent form by one of our doctors or an appropriately trained member of our staff. We will then draw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. This may cause some discomfort but the sample is usually taken very quickly. Sometimes there can be some bruising after a blood sample is taken.

Invasive tests

Chorion villus sampling

Chorion villus sampling (CVS) involves the examination of chorionic villi (placental tissue). Both the baby and placenta (afterbirth) originate from the same cell and so the chromosomes present in the cells of the placenta are the same as those of the baby.

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis involves the examination of cells in the fluid from around the fetus (amniotic fluid).
The cells in the amniotic fluid originate from the baby and so the chromosomes present in these cells are the same as those of the baby.

Treatment Fees

Fetal viability scan

(7-10 weeks)

£100

Nuchal test

(11+3 to 13+6 weeks) Includes scan and blood analysis. - In twin pregnancies the cost is £230

£180

Fetal anomaly scan

(20 to 24 weeks) With cervical scan £250 - In twin pregnancies the cost is £250 - In twin pregnancies with cervical scan the cost is £300

£200

Cervical Scan

£100

Fetal Cardiac Scan

(13 to 24 weeks) With extensive consultation £400 - In twin pregnancies the cost is £300 - In twins pregnancies with extensive consultation £500

£200

Fetal wellbeing scan

Includes Doppler. - In twin pregnancies the cost is £200

£150

Chorion villus sampling - CVS

(11 to 15 weeks) Includes scan and sample analysis for fetal karyotype - Please note: there will be additional costs for special investigations such as array CGH (a new method that detects some rare abnormalities which cannot be diagnosed by the traditional fetal karyotype), testing for genetic conditions, such as thalasemia and sickle cell disease and for paternity testing. - In twin pregnancies the cost is £860

£580

Amniocentesis

(16 to 34 weeks) Includes scan and sample analysis for fetal karyotype. - Please note: there will be additional costs for special investigations such as array CGH (a new method that detects some rare abnormalities which cannot be diagnosed by the traditional fetal karyotype), testing for genetic conditions, such as thalasemia and sickle cell disease and for paternity testing.

£580

Quadruple test

(15 to 20 weeks) Includes scan and sample analysis - In twin pregnancies the cost is £300

£250

Harmony test

(11 weeks +3 days up to 34 weeks) Includes scan and harmony blood test undertaken in one appointment. - In twin pregnancies the cost is £550

£500

Special package for Harmony test

(10 weeks - 11 weeks + 2 days ) Includes a) viability scan + harmony test on the same day at 10-11 weeks and b) complementary nuchal scan at 12-13 weeks. - In twin pregnancies the cost is £450

£400