Our ultrasound technologists and radiologists are certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation and we are an accredited site for the BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program.
The NT scan, in combination with the results of blood tests, can help your doctor or midwife assess your baby’s risk of having Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities.
The Medical Services Plan of British Columbia will cover this exam if you meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Women > 35 years old at the expected date of delivery (EDD);
- Women with twin pregnancies;
- Women pregnant following in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF with ICSI)
NSMI offers NT scanning for those women who do not currently fit within the program’s guidelines. The cost of the exam without MSP coverage is $340.00.
For more information on the BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program, please visit www.bcprenatalscreening.ca. Their website also has a “dating” tool which is designed to help you determine when the best times are to schedule your ultrasound and blood work.
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North Shore Medical Imaging
139 West 16th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T3
Phone: 604 987 9729