Screening tests

Our Specalist Screening Midwives provide support to the fetal medicine consultants and counsel women with regards to antenatal screening tests and any invasive testing that may be required. 

The team also offer private Non-Invasive Pre Natal Testing called the SAFE Test. 

Please click here for more information about the screening tests available to you

Meet the team

  Elizabeth Rackliffe-Collins - Antenatal Screening Coordinator 

ID pic of Deana Frost  Deana Frost - Antenatal Screening Coordinator 

Elizabeth and Deana are supported by Midwife Hannah Tennant and can be contacted on 01483 571 122 ext. 6355, Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. 

Early Pregnancy Assessment

Visibility scans can be performed up to 14 weeks to: 

  • Confirm pregnancy and estimate a due date

  • Exclude ectopic pregnancy

  • Reassure when bleeding

  • Check for twins or more.

Our Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit is a referral service only. For further information please contact our Early Pregnancy Office on 01483 402 792, Monday to Friday 8.30pm to 4pm. 

Screening for chromosomal and fetal abnormalities

  • Combined test - a screening for Down's syndrome in pregnancy involving the measurement of two substances in maternal blood and the ultrasound measurement. It is available to you between 11 weeks and 14 weeks plus one day of your pregnancy. 
  • Quadruple test - a screening test for Down's syndrome and in some cases spina bifida. This test is available to you between 14 weeks plus two days and 20 weeks of your pregnancy. 
  • Anomaly scanning 
  • The SAFE Test - private non-invasive prenatal testing available privately.

Should any abnormality be detected or you receive a high screening risk you will be referred to the Antenatal Screening Coordinator to discuss further options, including:

  • Chorionic vilus sampling (CVS) - a test to detect specific genetic disorders. It is available between 11 and 14 weeks of your pregnancy. Undertaken at a tertiary unit - common units we refer to are St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Amniocentesis - a test for Down's syndrome or other specific genetic disorders. It is available from 16 weeks of your pregnancy. Undertaken locally by our Fetal Medicine Consultants
  • The SAFE Test - Private non-invasive prenatal testing available privately 

Pictures to Treasure

In the Antenatal Clinic at Royal Surrey County Hospital we provide scans by a skilled team of sonographers and obstetricians.

All our scan rooms have additional television screens so that you and your partner can watch the live scan images comfortably.

Ultrasound scan pictures can be purchased as a memento of your visit via Ultrasound Reception which is situated in the Antenatal clinic, third door on the right from the entrance to Outpatients 1. 

Prices for ultrasound photos

  • Before 28 weeks: £10 for 3 photos

  • After 28 weeks: £5 for 1 photo

  • CD with minimum of 3 digital images: £15.