Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis
Costs at The RCSI Fetal Centre

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Costs Associated with Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis

Preconception Consultation.

This involves a meeting with a consultant obstetrician who specialises in maternal-fetal medicine, during which time any concerns that you may have about plans for an upcoming pregnancy can be discussed. €200

Specialist Second Opinions.

It is possible to meet with a consultant obstetrician who specialises in maternal-fetal medicine to discuss ongoing medical problems or complications that have developed during pregnancy, such as diabetes in pregnancy, a background history of epilepsy, high blood pressure, or challenges with a multiple gestation. €200

Early Pregnancy Assessment (Viability Scan 7-11 weeks)

Ultrasound scan confirming pregnancy viability and dates. €100

NIPT Fetal DNA test, (Non-invasive prenatal testing from 9 weeks or more)

Genetic testing performed from 9 weeks of pregnancy onwards includes blood draw and ultrasound dating scan. This screening is a non-invasive prenatal screening test. It gives you a personalised risk score and tells you if your baby is at high risk or low risk for certain genetic conditions such as Down syndrome, Edwards’s syndrome, PATAU syndrome or Triploidy. This test has a 99.9% detection rate. €430

Chorionic Villus Sampling (Definitive invasive testing carried out between 10-14 weeks)

Performed in the Rotunda Hospital Fetal Assessment Unit and may cost up to €500 depending on the setting.

Amniocentesis (Definitive invasive testing carried 15 weeks)

Performed in the Rotunda Hospital Fetal Assessment Unit and may cost up to €500 depending on the setting.

Fetal Anatomy Scan (Detailed anatomy scan 19-24 weeks)

This is a detailed head to toe ultrasound examination of the fetal anatomy and costs €200.

Fetal Echocardiography

Fetal echocardiography is a special ultrasound scan in which the fetal heart is examined in additional detail at 20 to 24 weeks gestation. This test is for patients who may be at increased risk for fetal heart defects and costs €250.

Fetal Wellbeing Scan

Fetal well being can be done any time during pregnancy to estimate the babies weight, checks amniotic fluid levels around the baby and if needed to check blood flow. This does not include fetal anatomy scan and costs €160.

Cervical Length Assessment

Transvaginal assessment of cervical length costs €100.

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