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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a relatively new non-invasive blood test that measures the amount of cell-free fetal DNA circulating in maternal serum. NIPT accurately measures the quantity variance of fetal and maternal chromosomal material and provides a screen risk for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18, and trisomy 13. The Down syndrome detection rate is >99% with a false positive rate of 0.1%. 

For more information, please review:

Use the tabs below for more information on Funded NIPT and Self-Pay NIPT.
Funded NIPT

Funded NIPT for Women at High Risk

NIPT is funded for women who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. has received a Positive Screen result from IPS, SIPS, or Quad; 
  2. has had a previous trisomy 13, 18, or 21 pregnancy; or
  3. has a risk of Down syndrome greater than one in 300 based on results of screening and ultrasound marker(s) of aneuploidy. 

For more information and instructions on how to order NIPT, please read:

Note: The patient does not need an appointment, but the requisition must be completed fully, including the authorization code, and must be signed by the ordering health care provider AND SIGNED by the PATIENT to avoid delays in results. 

Collection Sites

Funded NIPT collection sites are listed below. Download a printable version. Check the list often as additional locations become available.

Sites vary in NIPT collection days. Please call them directly to confirm what days/times they are open for collecting blood for NIPT.

Note: *Operational Changes to respond to COVID-19.

Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre

32900 Marshal Road, Abbotsford
P: 604-851-4700 ext. 644851
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Gateway Medical Lab

106-2051 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
P: 604-870-7555 
Mon-Fri, 6:30 am-4:30 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Chilliwack General Hospital

45600 Menholm Road, Chilliwack
P: 604-795-4141 ext. 614108
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-4:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sardis Outpatient Lab

5–6014 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
P: 604-824-9627 
Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-4:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Langley Memorial Hospital

22051 Fraser Highway, Langley

P: 604-533-6403

Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm

*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Ridge Meadows Hospital

11666 Laity Street, Main floor, Maple Ridge
P: 604-870-7555 
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-3:30 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Royal Columbian Hospital

330 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
P: 604-520-4300
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Eagle Ridge Hospital

475 Guildford Way, Port Moody
P: 604-469-3143
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-1:00 pm; Sat-Sun, 7:00 am-12:00 pm

Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre

9750 140th Street, Surrey
P: 604-582-4555
Mon-Sun, 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Statutory holidays 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Surrey Memorial Hospital

13750 96th Avenue, Surrey 
P: 604-588-3324
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-3:00 pm

Peace Arch Hospital

15521 Russell Ave, White Rock

P: 604-535-4500 ext. 757623

Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4:00 pm

*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Hospital Outpatient Labs

All Interior Health hospital outpatient labs listed on the Interior Health website.  Phone your local site and ask for specific collection days and times.

Valley Medical Laboratories

Various locations in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Osoyoos. Visit Valley Medical Labs website for addresses.

North Island Hospital Campbell River Hospital (CRH) - Medical Laboratory 

375 2nd Avenue, Campbell River
P: 250-370-8355 or 1-866-370-8355
Mon-Fri, 6:30 am-2:30 pm
Sat, 7:30 am-1:30 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 6:30 am-5:30 pm; 
Sat, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

North Island Hospital Comox Valley Outpatient Laboratory

101 Lerwick Road, Courtenay
P: 866-370-8355
Mon-Fri, 6:30 am-5:00 pm
Sat, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 6:30 am-2:30 pm; 
Sat, 7:30 am-1:30 pm

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital  Medical Laboratory Satellite Lab

1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo
P: 250-370-8355 or 1-866-370-8355
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat, 7:15 am-1:30 pm

Cowichan District Hospital - Out Patient Laboratory

P: 250-737-2030 
3045 Gibbins Road, Duncan
Mon-Fri 7:00 am-3:00 pm

Victoria General Hospital

1 Hospital Way, Victoria
P: 250-370-8355 or 1-866-370-8355
Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-5:00 pm

Dawson Creek & District Hospital

11100 13th Street, Dawson Creek
P: 250-784-7340
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19 (Appointments only): Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Fort Nelson General Hospital

5315 Liard Street, Fort Nelson
P: 250-774-8100
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19 (Appointments only): Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Fort St. John General Hospital & Peace Villa

8407 112 Avenue, Fort St. John
P: 250-261-7616
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19 (Appointments only): Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital

1305 Summit Avenue, Prince Rupert
P: 250-622-6173
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-4:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19 (Appointments only): Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Prince George - University Hospital of Northern BC

1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George
P: 250-565-2000
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-6:45 pm
Sat, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Statutory Holidays 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm but closed on Good Friday; Labour Day and Christmas Day.
*Appointments only due to COVID-19

Quesnel - G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

543 Front Street, Quesnel
P: 250-991-7580
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19 (Appointments only): Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-5:00 pm

Terrace - Mills Memorial Hospital

4720 Haugland Avenue, Terrace
P: 250-635-2211
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Lions Gate Hospital

231 15th Street E, North Vancouver
P: 604-984-5755
Mon-Fri, 7 am-6 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Northmount Medical Laboratory

202-145 East 13th Street, North Vancouver 
P: 604-904-3535
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:30 pm

Powell River General Hospital Laboratory
5000 Joyce Avenue, Powell River
P: 604-485-3266
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-4 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Richmond Hospital Laboratory

7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond 
P: 604-244-5295
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. 

Sechelt Hospital Laboratory

5544 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt
P: 604-885-8603
Mon-Fri, 8 am-6 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon, 8:00 am-4:00 pm;
Sat, 9:30 am-12:00 pm; Temporarily closed on Sundays and Holidays due to COVID-19.

Squamish General Hospital
38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish
P: 604-892-6040
Tues-Fri, 8 am-4 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon, 8:00 am-12:30 pm; Tue-Fri, 7:30 am-4:00 pm

BC Children’s & Women’s Ambulatory Care Collection Centre

Ambulatory Care Bldg, Room KO-137 
4480 Oak Street, Vancouver 
P: 604-875-2345, ext. 5210 
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
*Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

BC Childrens and BC Women’s Hospital

4480 Oak Street, Vancouver
P: 604-875-2139
Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-6:00 pm

St. Pauls Hospital Laboratory

Providence Building, 2nd Floor
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver 
P: 604-806-8626
Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-6:00 pm
*Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

UBC Hospital Laboratory

Koerner Pavilion, Room M210
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
P: 604-822-7271
Mon-Fri, 8 am-4:45 pm

Vancouver General Hospital Outpatient Laboratory

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver
P: 604-875-4111 ext 61017
Mon-Fri, 7 am-5 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 7:00 am-4:45 pm

Whistler Health Care Centre Laboratory

4380 Lorimer Road, Whistler
P: 604-932-4911
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4 pm
*New Hours due to COVID-19: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Temporarily closed on Saturday. 

Self-Pay NIPT

Self-Pay NIPT

Women who do not meet criteria for funded NIPT but who are interested in NIPT have the option of self-pay NIPT. The cost to the patient ranges from $495 to $650, depending on the NIPT test vendor that is used. 

Note: Prices reflect screening for Trisomies 21,18, 13. Additional costs for other options will apply and vary by company (i.e. gender, sex aneuploidy, microdeletions). Prices are subject to change.  

Self-pay NIPT can be ordered through Dynacare or Lifelabs. Lab requisitions, blood collection locations, and prices are listed in Self-Pay NIPT Collection Sites.

Please note: Sites vary in NIPT collection days. Please call them directly to confirm what days/times they are open for collecting blood for NIPT.

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