Our province’s Medical Services Plan (MSP) funds a variety of tests during the first trimester of pregnancy, to screen for genetic disorders in the growing fetus. See your physician or midwife to get information on the tests, to discuss the risks and benefits, and to get a requisition or referral should you choose to be tested.

B.C. Children’s Hospital page for Pregnant Women – discusses the referral process, what to expect at a Medical Genetics appointment, and the various tests available. 

B.C. Prenatal Genetic Screening Program – information on tests available in pregnancy, and their risks and benefits. Includes an educational online video on testing.

B.C. Women’s Hospital Prenatal Genetic Screening – Discusses the nature of the various genetic tests available during pregnancy.