At this point, I must devote a little time to technology - or more precisely, to the medical technology at the heart of the practice. Because what would our prenatal diagnostics without a high-tech ultrasound scanner? From the very beginning, high-level ultrasound diagnostics have been part of the central service offering of our [ read more...]
We have been offering the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) for trisomies 13,18 and 21 (Down syndrome) in our practice for many years. Since 1.7.2022, the costs are covered by the statutory health insurance if there is an indication and after careful consultation with the attending physician. After [ read more...]
"Baby cinema banned from 2021" - the headline is short, clear, crisp. A good headline, a real eye-catcher.
What can be read in many newspapers, magazines and online portals at the turn of the year will probably worry expectant parents. Is ultrasound so harmful that it must be banned? Are ultrasound examinations during [ read more...]
The prenatal DNA test for the early detection of a trisomy (e.g. Down syndrome/trisomy 21) has been available in Germany since 2012. The discussion about whether the costs will be covered by statutory health insurance has been going on for almost as long.
The examination of the facts took a while, now it is completed:
The Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) of physicians, hospitals and health insurers [ read more...]