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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.

 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.

Abbotsford Regional Hospital

32900 Marshal Road, Abbotsford
604-851-4700 ext. 644851

Gateway Health & Wellness Centre

106-2051 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Mon-Fri, 6:30am-4:30pm

Chilliwack General Hospital

45600 Menholm Road, Chilliwack
604-795-4141 ext. 614108
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm

Sardis Satellite Lab

#5 – 6014 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
Mon-Fri, 7:00am-4:00pm

Ridge Meadows Hospital

11666 Laity Street, Main floor, Maple Ridge
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-3:30pm

Royal Columbian Hospital

330 E Columbia Street, New Westminster

Eagle Ridge Hospital

475 Guildford Way, Port Moody
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:00pm

Surrey Memorial Hospital

13750 96th Avenue, Surrey 

Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre

9750 140th Street, Surrey

Langley Memorial Hospital

22051 Fraser Highway, Langley

604-533-6403 fax: 604-533-6455

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

Peace Arch Hospital

15521 Russell Ave, White Rock

604-535-4500 ext. 757623


Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm

St. Pauls Hospital

Providence Building, 2nd Floor
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver 
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vancouver General Hospital

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver
604-875-4111 ext 61017
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UBC Hospital

Koerner Pavilion
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver

BC Childrens and BC Women’s

4480 Oak Street, Vancouver
604-875-2345 Ext 5210 or 604-875-2139

Richmond Hospital

7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond 
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lions Gate Hospital

231 15th Street E, North Vancouver
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Northmount Medical Laboratory

Suite 202 - 145 East 13th Street, North Vancouver 

Squamish General Hospital

38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish
Tues-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whistler Health Care Centre

4380 Lorimer Road, Whistler
Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sechelt Hospital

5544 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Powell River General Hospital

5000 Joyce Avenue, Powell River
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Note: Collection is Monday to Friday.

Victoria General Hospital

1 Hospital Way, Victoria
250-370-8355 or 1-866-370-8355

Campbell River Hospital

375 2 Avenue, Campbell River
250-370-8355 or 1-866-370-8355

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo
250-370-8355 or 1-866-370-8355

Comox Valley Hospital

101 Lerwick Road, Courtenay, B.C.                                                     866-370-8355 

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.


Dawson Creek and District Hospital

11100 13th Street, Dawson Creek

Fort Nelson General Hospital

5315 Liard Street, Fort Nelson

Fort St. John General Hospital

8407 112 Avenue, Fort St. John

G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

543 Front Street, Quesnel

Mills Memorial Hospital

4720 Haugland Avenue, Terrace

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital

1305 Summit Avenue, Prince Rupert

University Hospital of Northern BC

1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George

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.

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