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Prenatal Screening Portal Resources

The page includes California Prenatal Screening (PNS) Program resources related to the CalGenetic Portal.

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CalGenetic Portal Training Videos

Prenatal care providers and their staff have access to four videos below that provide step-by-step instructions for using the CalGenetic Portal to create a profile and view prenatal screening results for the California Prenatal Screening (PNS) Program. The videos explain how to do the following:

  • Providers can create, access, and manage their user profile
  • Providers create and manage their delegates’ access
  • All users search, view, and download prenatal screening results
  • Delegates create and access their user profile once an invitation from their managing provider is received 

For questions, comments, or help regarding your CalGenetic Portal account, please send us an email at pns@cdph.ca.gov with your username and any screenshots of error pages. 

Please visit our CalGenetic YouTube Playlist to access full-screen versions of the following embedded videos.

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Description
​Intended Audience
 
TitleCalGenetic Portal: User Access and Profile Management for Licensed Clinicians
Published: 8/10/2022
Duration: 10:14
Description: This video provides instructions on how to create a new account, manage your profile demographics, and associated facilities.
For: Prenatal care providers*
Note: The ‘Your Profile’ page will only be visible to Physicians, Osteopaths, Physicians Assistants, Licensed Midwives, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners 
​Title: CalGenetic Portal: Manage Delegates- only for Doctors (MD and DO)
Published: 8/6/2022
Duration: 9:49
Description: This video provides instructions for Physicians and Osteopaths to add, edit, and renew delegates, and how to remove delegate access rights. 
For: Physicians and Osteopaths
 
Title: ​CalGenetic Portal: Search, View, and Download Results
Published: 5/6/2022
Duration: 5:36
Description: This video provides instructions on how to Search, View, and Download Screening Results.
For: Prenatal care providers*
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​Title: CalGenetic Portal: Access Delegate Account, Search, View, and Download Results
Published5/6/2022
Duration: 7:26
DescriptionThis video provides instructions for delegates to access their account and how to search, view, and download screening results.  Authorization to use portal is based on Provider license and delegation. 
For: Delegates
 
​Title: CalGenetic Portal: Submit Orders
Published: 8/29/2022
Duration: 10:08
DescriptionThis video provides instructions to submit orders on the CalGenetic Portal.
For: Prenatal care providers*





*Prenatal care providers  include the following professions: Physicians, Osteopaths, Physicians Assistants, Licensed Midwives, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Temporary RN Licensees, Clinician Nurse Specialists, Nurse Anesthetists, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Public Health Nurses.

PNS Program Changes

The PNS Program is changing later in 2022 to add cfDNA Screening as a primary screening test and to allow for screening test ordering through the CalGenetic Portal. Please see the PNS Program Provider FAQ web page for more information.

New! Summary of Prenatal Screening Program Changes (PDF, 2 pages)

cfDNA Laboratory Instructions

Provider Access to the CalGenetic Portal Chart

The chart below shows access to the CalGenetic portal, by profession.

​Professions
All access with license verified by IDEAL*
All access with license verified by IDEAL*
Can access results as licensed users?
Can place orders as licensed users?
Can place orders as delegates?
Can add delegates?

​Start Date

June 2021

May 16, 2022

​May 16, 2022

​September 19, 2022

September 19, 2022

​June 2021

​Physicians and Surgeons
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​Licensed Midwife
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Physician Assistant

-
​Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Nurse Midwife
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Nurse Practitioner
​-
Yes
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​No
​Registered Nurse
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​No
Temporary Registered Nurse License

-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
No
​Clinician Nurse Specialist

​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​No
Public Health Nurse
​-
​Yes
​Yes
​-
​Yes
​No
​Genetic Counselors
​-
​-
​Yes
​-
​Yes
No

Interoperability Development Effort to Authenticate Licensees (IDEAL) is used by Medical Board of California to authenticate and support access to the CalGenetic Portal

Outcome of Pregnancy

The Confidential Report of an Outcome of Pregnancy collects information on pregnancy and the outcome of pregnancy from healthcare providers who cared for a birthing parent with services related to prenatal screening. The California Code of Regulations (Title 17, Section 6527) require that this information be provided because it is essential to the analysis of the effectiveness of the policies and practices adopted by the California Prenatal Screening Program at the Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP). 

It is mandatory that healthcare professionals completing this report provide complete and accurate information. The records maintained by GDSP are confidential as defined in Civil Code 1798.3 and are exempt from access by any individual except licensed medical personnel designated by the subject. It will be used for public health surveillance, Prenatal Screening Program evaluation, and special studies as defined in Health and Safety Code 100330. It is permitted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.  

GDSP has conducted the Confidential Report of an Outcome of Pregnancy survey for more than two decades. In June 2021, GDSP launched a secure online portal where the Confidential Report of an Outcome of Pregnancy can be completed and submitted online.

Portal Guidance and Links

Note: Outcome of Pregnancy Portal web page and Prenatal Screening Results Portal web page now redirect to this web page

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