Maternal-Fetal Diagnostic Procedures

The Maternal Fetal Center provides an important extension of your practice.

The Maternal Fetal Center provides essential services to your high-risk patients, working with you to diagnose and treat conditions that can impact a pregnancy. With 3-D and 4-D sonograms, fetal MRI, fetal echocardiograms and more available at Valley Children’s Hospital, your patients will benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and prenatal screening. 

Located in the Valley’s only hospital accredited by both the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and American College of Radiology, the Maternal Fetal Center at Valley Children’s Hospital employs sonographers with nuchal translucency certification and American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers credentials.

Our maternalfetal medicine specialists understand your need of comprehensive capabilities and expedient reports.

The Maternal Fetal Center offers the most-requested as well as hard-to-find diagnostic tests and procedures, and can deliver preliminary results in a mere 48 hours. We provide online access to your patients’ reports so you never have to wait for answers. 

To request online access to patient information, call (559) 353-6753.

From chorionic villus sampling to cell free DNA testing, we arm your patients with information sooner, and can facilitate invasive fetal therapy to greatly improve outcomes. The Maternal Fetal Center offers the early services of first trimester diagnostic testing to meet your patient’s needs.

Preconception Consultation & Diagnostic Testing Services

  • 3-D and 4-D sonograms
  • amniocentesis
  • cell free DNA testing
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • fetal echocardiograms
  • fetal MRI
  • genetic counseling (with three clinical geneticists on staff, including one physician)
  • patient education
  • state maternal serum screening

Common Tests & Diagnostic Procedures 

  • Antepartum fetal surveillance
  • Chorionic villous sampling
  • Nuchal translucency

Intrauterine Tests & Procedures 

  • Bladder shunting
  • Intrauterine transfusions
  • Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling
  • Thoracentesis

By determining the health and condition of an unborn baby, our medical specialists can help parents make informed decisions, develop treatment plans, and even prepare for surgery at the time of their baby’s birth if necessary.