Obstetrical Color Doppler
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What is Obstetrical Color Doppler?
The Obstetrical Color Doppler test is an imaging test performed as a part of Biophysical Profile or BPP during the third trimester of pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to create an image of the blood flow patterns in the umbilical cord with respect to both mother and the fetus.
Why is Obstetrical Color Doppler done?
- To diagnose and assess fetal health conditions like intrauterine growth retardation or IUGR, reduced movements of fetus in the third trimester
- To identify cases of multiple fetus
- To diagnose conditions like high level of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and low level of amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios)