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.