Fetal Care and Genetics Center
UC San Diego's Fetal Care and Genetics Center is a nationally recognized site for screening for chromosomal abnormalities and other birth defects. Board certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists, medical geneticists, genetic counselors, radiologists and other specialists provide prenatal and genetic counseling regarding amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and ultrasound findings to patients and families.
Our center is one of only a few in San Diego County to be accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine in both obstetric ultrasound and fetal echocardiography.
Our services are available for both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies, and can be used in a coordinated approach from pre-conception to birth.
- Genetic counseling
- Consultations with board-certified perinatologists
- First- and second-trimester genetic screening, including nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound in conjunction with blood tests offered by the California Prenatal Screening Program
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
- Prenatal ultrasound screenings, including level III fetal anatomy ultrasound
Appointments and Referrals
Call 858-657-7200 for appointments, referrals, or to get directions to the facility. The Fetal Care and Genetics Center is located at Thornton Hospital.
Contact the Fetal Care and Genetics Center
Location: Thornton Hospital, Suite 1-519
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