Due to the recent cyber attack of the HSE systems, blood test are not available for outgoing patients. This means that we are currently not able to take blood samples of early pregnancy women and send to the hospital lab for analyses. Thus, until further notice, our early pregnancy scans operate as scan only. Furthermore, early pregnancy scans are only available after the 9th week of gestation.
Thank you, for your understanding.
*Please note the special requirements for this early pregnancy scan below.
This is a 5-10 minute 2D ultrasound scan session and you will get a black and white photo as well as one CD of all your images. At this stage, we can confirm the presence and number of embryo(s) and gestational sac(s) as well as assess the gestational age. This can also be known as a “dating scan”. We can confirm the presence of a heartbeat and check the size of the embryo to ensure the baby is the right size for predicted gestational age. We can also ensure if the embryo has implanted within the uterus or there is a chance for an ectopic pregnancy.
The scan includes a blood test to check the viability of your pregnancy. Cost of blood test is included in the price of the scan.
This early pregnancy scan is only available if you fulfill either of the following requirements:
- You are a registered patient of The Heights Medical Centre for primary care, OR
- You provide us a letter from your GP stating your previous medical history AND your blood test result for hCG done 48 hours before your appointment.
If you are not a patient registered to The Heights Medical Centre and fail to provide documents detailed above, ICU Studio reserves the right to refuse your appointment request and/or to perform the scan.