How the process works

This interactive diagram guides you through the antenatal screening for Down syndrome and other conditions screening process.
It outlines:
  • That screening is optional
  • There are two options for screening (first and second trimester)
  • Screening results are sent to your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) or GP.
  • An individual whose result shows an ‘increased risk’ will be offered referral to an Obstetrician to discuss further diagnostic testing.
It outlines:
  • That screening is optional
  • There are two options for screening (first and second trimester)
  • Screening results are sent to your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) or GP.
  • An individual whose result shows an ‘increased risk’ will be offered referral to an Obstetrician to discuss further diagnostic testing.
Page last updated: 13 November 2014