The California Prenatal Screening (PNS) Program provides a unified standard of care for prenatal screening services. As a provider, you play a key role participating in the PNS Program and explaining it to your patients.
Explaining prenatal testing to patients can be difficult. Patients come from diverse backgrounds. And decision-making regarding genetic testing may be influenced by a variety of factors.
But it is up to you to share information about the detection and false positive rates, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of screening tests as well as the risks and benefits of diagnostic testing to patients so that they can make informed decisions.
Please use the following form to get patient consent for prenatal testing:
Patient Consent Form (PDF)
Provider Handbook (PDF)
Provider Handbook Appendices (PDF)
Screening Information System (SIS)
Nuchal Translucency Practitioner List (Excel)
Ordering Supplies Online
Outcome Letter to PNS Providers (PDF)
Prenatal Diagnosis Centers by County (PDF)
Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) Card
Prenatal Information and Update Newsletter, Summer, 2020 (PDF)
Prenatal Information and Update Newsletter, Fall, 2019 (PDF)
Prenatal Information and Update Newsletter, Fall, 2018 (PDF)