Fetal Diagnostic Tests

Three-dimensional ultrasound, multivessel fetal Doppler to monitor the fetal oxygen status, and first-trimester fetal echocardiography are hallmarks of our innovative approach to fetal medicine in the 21st century.

Dr. Weiner became certified in first-trimester nuchal translucency screening in 1996. He has initiated reliable, non-invasive ultrasound screening for Down's syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. He and his colleagues continue to work to move laboratory progress into clinical practice.

Our full range of services to document fetal wellness includes:

  • First trimester wellness examinations (nuchal translucency, nasal bone, ductus venosus, tricuspid regurgitation, biochemical markers)
  • CVS at 11-14 weeks
  • Amniocentesis 15 weeks to term
  • Preterm birth risk screening
  • Endovaginal ultrasound
  • Targeted 2-D and 3-D ultrasound imaging
  • Fetal MRI
  • Multiformat fetal echocardiogram
  • Maternal and fetal blood flow studies
  • Invasive testing
  • Fetal blood sampling - cordocentesis
  • Fetal biopsy
  • Diagnostic amnioinfusion
  • PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for the diagnosis of fetal infection, blood type, rH, etc.
  • Molecular biologic testing for single gene disorders
  • Rapid karyotype
  • Diagnosis of fetal hypoxia or growth restriction

The physician staff is assisted by Ms. Lisa Butterfield, MS, CGC, a Perinatal Geneticist with more than 20 years of experience.

Last modified: Dec 27, 2016
Our Physicians

Charles Gibbs, MD
Angela Martin, MD            
Marc Parrish, DO
Carl Weiner, MD, MBA


KU Medical Center Office

Medical Office Building
5 floor, Pod C
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

Gladstone, Missouri Office 
101 NW Englewood Road
Suite 130
Gladstone, MO 64118

St. Joseph, Missouri Office
3943 Sherman Ave. 
St. Joseph, MO 64506 

Topeka Office
Fleming Place
1111 SW Gage Boulevard
Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66604

For questions regarding services, please contact the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at (913) 588-6259.