FTS Testing in Ottawa

The radiologists at our clinic in Orléans, Ottawa perform FTS Testing to detect whether a baby may be at risk for chromosomal conditions such as Down syndrome or trisomy 18, and help put your mind at ease.

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FTS Testing, Ottawa

What is FTS Testing?

Pregnancy is a time of wonder - and for most parents, a little bit of worry. As the new life inside of mom's womb grows, lots of planning is taking place to prepare for baby. 

In the face of so many unknowns, we can help address some of your concerns by administering an FTS test (first-trimester screening test) to learn whether your baby may be at risk for certain chromosomal conditions, including Down Syndrome or Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18). 

The FTS Testing Process

This valuable tool is also referred to as a first-trimester combined test and involves taking a blood test and ultrasound exam. This procedure can be done earlier than most other prenatal screening tests and can offer a valuable assessment of growth, viability and anatomy.

An FTS test will allow you and your healthcare team more time to make informed, proactive decisions.

Because this is a screening test, any abnormal results will be followed by further diagnostic tests. You will also be able to make decisions about the course of your pregnancy and work with your healthcare team to develop a treatment and management plan for any conditions during and after delivery.

  • Prospective parents are sometimes nervous about the health of the fetus growing inside mom. This is understandable and very normal. Our radiology team can work collaboratively with your healthcare team to identify and address any concerns and offer support every step of the way.
    - Dr. Griffith Jones

Patient Preparation

Here is what you can expect during each phase of the process, in addition to details on what to bring with you to your appointment.

FTS Testing FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about FTS testing at Premier Imaging.

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