Antenatal Screening for Down syndrome and other conditions: New Genetic Services Referral Form

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 13:29

The referral pathway has been developed as part of the quality improvements for antenatal screening for Down syndrome and other conditions. When there is an increased risk or chance result the lead maternity carer (LMC) may need to offer further information and advice to assist a woman to make an informed decision about what to do next and this may include a referral to Genetic Services.

Genetic services can provide information and support for families with, or at risk of, a genetic disorder. Referrals to Genetic Services must come from the LMC in the first instance. Please use the new Genetic Services Referral form available at the following link:

Genetic Services Referral Form (link to come) (opens in new window)

Genetic Services are physically located in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Telephone or in-person consultations will be negotiated based on the woman’s location and circumstances.

Page last updated: 20 June 2011