Screenings during pregnancy

During pregnancy, at least two ultrasounds are performed on all women:

  • Measuring nuchal translucency during the 11th to 13th week of pregnancy
  • The analysis of the baby’s anatomy during the 20th to 21st week of pregnancy.
  • These analyses are free of charge. In case of medical indications, additional ultrasounds will be performed. In addition, we offer optional ultrasound analyses for a fee.

Screenings during the 1st trimester

OSCAR-test – ultrasound + blood serum test

During the 11th to 13th + 6 weeks of pregnancy, there will be an ultrasound analysis. During this, the back of the head of the foetus or the so-called nuchal translucency will be observed. In addition, we check for the presence of the nose bone, heartbeat rate, flow of blood on the tricuspid valve and ductus venosus. If the foetus has increased nuchal translucency, there is an increased chance of chromosome disorders and additional testing is required. Normal results stay below 3.0 mm.

A blood test is taken on the 10th week of pregnancy. We take the content of two markers (fb-hCG+papp-a). The results will be entered into a special computer program ViewPoint along with additional information like your ethnic background, the number of previous births, extent of pregnancy, weight, height, other risk factors and concurrent diseases.

  • Please refer to room RB0116 in the ground floor at the pre-delivery department 15 minutes before your analysis.
  • Ultrasound rooms are located at the Ravi 18 B-corpus of the maternity hospital. Additional information from the women’s clinic reception or a midwife.
  • You can provide your blood sample at the East Tallinn Central Hospital clinic, on the 1st floor of the C-corpus of Ravi 18, room RC0247.

Screenings during the 2nd trimester

Blood serum test (triple-test)

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If necessary, a triple test will be carried out the end of the 4th month of pregnancy on the 15th to 17th week. The analysis allows to assess the probability of chromosome disorders of the foetus (Down or Edwards syndrome) and one development disorder, spinal cord hernia.

The results of the test will come in during one week. If the test is positive and shows a heightened risk, we will inform you via telephone. If the test is negative and shows low risk, you will find out when you next visit a gynaecologist or midwife.

A test result showing low risk indicates that the risk of giving birth to an ill child is not higher than normal and no additional screenings are necessary. A test result showing heightened risk indicates that there is an increased risk of an ill child being born, but that may not necessarily be the case. We offer additional analyses – CVS and amniotic fluid analysis.

  • You can provide your blood sample at the East Tallinn Central Hospital clinic, on the 1st floor of the C-corpus of Ravi 18, room RC0247.

Analysis of the foetal anatomy

We use 3D and 4D ultrasound technologies for this analysis. We check whether the child has visible deviations in their internal organs or limbs, whether there is enough amniotic fluid and where the placenta is located. Using the measurements of the foetus, we can determine the duration of the pregnancy and the delivery date with the accuracy of 1.5-2 weeks. Identification of the baby’s gender depends on its position.

  • Ultrasound rooms are located in the maternity hospital, Ravi 18 B-corpus basement and ground floors. Additional information from the reception of the women’s clinic or from a midwife.

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Paid analyses

Optional ultrasound: picture or video of the foetus on a 3D-device.

  • This ultrasound will be carried out upon the patient’s wish, without any medical indications.
  • The best time for this analysis is between the 24th and 32nd week because then there is enough amniotic fluid surrounding the foetus and it is no longer in the pelvis.
  • It may be that the imaging process is more difficult or even impossible due to the position of the baby or the placenta.
  • The analysis costs 66 euros.

To register for an appointment for paid analysis and for additional information about opening hours and prices call 666 1900.

  • Ultrasound rooms are located at the maternity hospital at Ravi 18 B-corpus. Additional information from the reception at the women’s clinic or a midwife.

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Panorama non-invasive pre-birth test and microdeletion panel

The aim of the Panorama™ non-invasive pre-birth test and microdeletion panel is to test the foetus for chromosome anomalies to determine high-risk pregnancies. In addition, the patient can learn the gender of the foetus. Panorama test is taken from the mother’s blood and can be performed starting from the 9th week of pregnancy. The test, however, cannot be performed if the patient has multiple pregnancy.

  • Panorama test (chromosomes 13, 18,21, X Y) – 490 euros
  • Panorama test along with determining 22q11.2 deletion – 560 euros
  • Panorama test along with microdeletion panel  – 635 euros

Additional information regarding  Panorama tests and making an appointment at Oscar@itk.ee or telephone 5301 9421.

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