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Prenatal screening program

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California Prenatal Screening Program

The state of California offers testing during pregnancy to check the health of your fetus. It is your choice whether to have these tests. 

The California Prenatal Screening (PNS) Program makes both prenatal screening (testing) and follow-up testing (diagnostic services) when needed available to all. The fee for the PNS Program is $221.60. Medi-Cal, your health plan or most private health insurance pay some or most of this fee.

You should discuss your testing options with your prenatal care provider or genetic counselor. Prenatal screening will tell you if you have an increased chance of carrying a fetus with a birth defect.

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