What blood screening tests are available?
We do NOT endorse any specific lab. Screening is OPTIONAL and is an individual choice
1. Screening for spontaneous chromosomal abnormalities (extra 21, 18, and 13)
a. Biochemical screening:
i. Sequential screening: Contact your insurance for coverage details. Most do cover.
ii. NTD Laboratories screening with pre-eclampsia risk: $360 cash price (with no coverage) $125 with prompt-pay.
iii. Quad marker
b. Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS): This blood test examines fetal DNA from the placenta. It is used for women at increased risk for the more common chromosome problems such as Down syndrome (Trisomy 21), Trisomy 18, and Trisomy 13. It can also be used as a precursor, but it is not a substitute for, diagnostic testing such as CVS or amniocentesis. NIPS is not used for women at risk for rare chromosomal problems. Results return in 10 days. Usually not covered by insurance if there is no indication. This does test for gender. There are several companies we use for this test.
i. Natera: Will NOT get a price estimate before the test is run. $200 – $349 cash price (with no coverage). Pricing questions: (360) 608-1727
ii. Counsyl: Will get price estimate before test is run. They will send you an e-mail. Can cancel free of charge. $349 cash price (with no coverage). Pricing question: (888) 268-6795
2. Inherited Genetic Carrier Screening: There are panel tests that can screen a healthy adult to see if he or she carries a silent mutation. The risk to children occurs when each parent is a carrier of the same condition. Examples of these types of conditions include cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, Fragile X, and hemoglobinopathies. Pan-ethnic carrier screening for as many as 176 conditions is available at NO extra price.
Results return in 14 days
*Billing prices and contact information for specific labs provided above, current as of 12/2018