All you need to know about the OSCAR test in Singapore
OSCAR, or One-stop Clinic for Assessment of Risk for Fetal Anomalies is a combination test carried out in the first trimester to test for screening for risk of fetal anomalies.
What is OSCAR?
OSCAR, or 'One-stop Clinic for Assessment of Risk for Fetal Anomalies', is a test carried out in the first trimester to screen for the risk of fetal anomalies, in particular Down's Syndrome (Trisomy 21). The test is optional and is available at all hospitals. It involves a Nuchal Translucency (NT) scan and a blood test. If you wish to have an OSCAR test done, your doctor will schedule it usually between the 11th to 14th week of your pregnancy.
The results will be calculated and depending on whether you have a high risk or not, you can decide if you want further invasive testing such as CVS (Chorionic villus sampling).
How much does it cost?
OSCAR Test at different hospitals are priced differently here in Singapore. These figures are estimates from mums in our community:
- 1) OSCAR done at Thomson Medical cost $310.
- 2) OSCAR done at NUH cost $350
- 3) OSCAR done at MT Alvernia cost $330
If you have done your OSCAR, please add your own hospital's fee in the comments below!