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12:00 AM, June 26, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 26, 2016

Specialised prenatal test now available in Dhaka

Foresight Prenatal Clinic has introduced NT scan (OSCAR / first trimester scan) and performing triple marker test in Bangladesh. These two tests are used to detect if your child has the chance of being born with any physical and mental health defects like Down's syndrome, neural tube defects, any major heart anomalies etc. during pregnancy.

One in every 600 babies around the world is born with Down’s syndrome. 50% of the babies with Down’s syndrome are born to mothers below the age of 35 years. In Bangladesh there are at least 1,500 babies born with Down’s syndrome each year. Therefore pregnant women should have this test done between 11-14 weeks of pregnancy as an earlier and more accurate method of screening for chromosomal abnormalities. NT scan is performed routinely throughout the world for all pregnancies including the USA, UK, Australia and now in India it is a mandatory test.

NT scan is completely non-invasive with zero risk to both mother and child. It is a combination of an ultrasound and mother’s blood test, which is put into a risk assessment algorithm to determine the risk. It can detect with 90- 95% accuracy if the baby is affected with any defects.

It detects problems early in pregnancy so that the parents to be and the physicians can make an informed decision and monitor the pregnancy closely.

Foresight Prenatal Clinic is performing NT Scan and Triple marker test at House#37, Road#12 Block#E, Banani, Dhaka. They guarantee quick and accurate results without contamination of specimen and delays in result. You do not need to send your blood overseas anymore where there is a risk of contamination and loss of integrity of samples.

Foresight Prenatal Clinic has been operating since September 2014 and has performed numerous NT scan and Triple marker test. Along with these tests the clinic also offers dating scan, biophysical profile, other fetal ultrasounds, all types of blood tests.

Pregnancy is a very joyful and delicate time for the baby and mother. All precautions should be taken during this time. Foresight Prenatal Clinic provides that service so that mothers to be can monitor the progress and have peace of mind.

Foresight Prenatal Clinic is focused in introducing new screening tests to improve the medical system in Bangladesh to be in line with the rest of the world. With the support of the public and physicians, Foresight Prenatal Clinic hopes to help improve and create a healthier and better Bangladesh. For more information, visit www.foresightprenatal.com.

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