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Prenatal screening and testing

Prenatal testing is available to check the health of your baby. It is your choice if you decide to have these tests and you should discuss your options with your doctor or genetic counsellor.

What is prenatal screening?

Prenatal screening won’t tell you if your baby has a health condition, but it can assess the risk. Learn more here about deciding whether to have a pr...

Pregnancy checkups, screenings and scans

Knowing what check-ups, screenings and scans to have and when to have them during your pregnancy is important information for every pregnant woman.

Screening for carrier status

Screening for carrier status assesses whether you and your partner carry genes that could mean your baby is born with a health condition. Find out mor...

Genetic counselling

Genetic counselling may be recommended for people who have a history of hereditary disorders. Find out why you might need counselling and what to expe...

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)

A non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) is a sensitive test to screen for Down syndrome and some other chromosomal disorders in the first trimester of pre...

Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound - Screening for Down syndrome

Screening for Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects 1 in 1,00 babies. Find out about the screening and diagnostic tests that can detect the condition...

Nuchal translucency scan

A nuchal translucency scan is an ultrasound scan that helps in estimating your risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormality. Learn how the test ...

Morphology scan

A morphology (or anomaly) scan will likely be offered to you at 18-20 weeks of your pregnancy. Learn about what it can tell you and how it is performe...

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a test done during pregnancy to detect genetic abnormality in an unborn baby by sampling cells from the placenta.

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test, done during pregnancy, to assess whether the baby has an abnormality or serious health condition. Find out what’s ...

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