Prenatal Diagnostic & Counselling


  • Prenatal Screening for thalassaemia, Down syndrome, and structural abnormalities

    • Antenatal screening for thalassaemia
    • Nuchal translucency for fetal Down syndrome screening in multiple pregnancy
    • First trimester combined, integrated, or second trimester serum screening for fetal Down syndrome
    • 20 to 22 week fetal morphology scan
  • Non-invasive and invasive prenatal diagnosis

    • Targeted 2D ultrasound examination in 1st and 2nd trimester
    • Fetal echocardiography (joint consultation with paediatric cardiologist)
    • 3D/4D ultrasound examination
    • Noninvasive ultrasound diagnosis of a-thalassaemia
    • Invasive diagnostic procedures including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, cordocentesis, embryoscopy, hysterofetoscopy
  • Medical and surgical fetal therapy

    • Various shunting procedures for fetal disorders such as urethral obstruction or pleural effusion
    • Laser photocoagulation for twin abnormalities such as severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome
    • In-utero transfusion for treatment of fetal anaemia
    • Amnio-reduction
    • Medical treatment for cardiac arrhythmia
  • Fetal monitoring for high risk pregnancies

    • Multiple pregnancies
    • Intrauterine growth restriction
    • Fetal abnormalities
    • Rhesus isoimmunisation
  • Multidisciplinary genetic counseling

    • Joint counseling for fetal anomalies with clinical geneticists, paediatricians or paediatric surgeons
    • Prepregnancy counselling
    • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
    • Pregnancy following preimplantation genetic diagnosis


Our department is recognized by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists as a training centre for maternal fetal medicine subspecialists since 2000. We offer training in prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound examination for:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists programme
  • The University of Hong Kong Master of Medical Sciences programme
  • Hospital Authority- level II obstetric and gynaecologic ultrasonography programme


  • For referrals, please call the prenatal diagnostic and counselling clinic at (852) 2589-2218, or fax referrals to (852) 2517-2373.
  • For laboratory services, please call Mrs. Wu Chung Prenatal Diagnostic Laboratory at (852) 2589- 2208.
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