All pregnant women in BC with Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage (BC Services Card) can choose to have prenatal genetic screening.
Some women may choose to pay privately for a screen not available in the BC public medical system. There are two options: one is called First Trimester Screening (FTS) and the other is called Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS).
Read about the provincially funded and privately paid screening tests.
Sites vary in NIPS collection days. Please call them directly to confirm what days/times they are open for collecting blood for NIPS.