Genetic Screening

Prenatal genetic screening tells a woman her chance of having a baby with Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13, or an open neural tube defect. Screening is an option that is available free-of-charge for all pregnant women with MSP coverage in BC. As well, there are privately-paid options for early screening that are not available in the BC public medical system, which some women may choose to pay for themselves.

In preparation for having an informed discussion with your partner and an LMC physician about genetic screening options, please visit Perinatal Services BC – Prenatal Genetic Screening Program for more information.

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