What is Prenatal Screening?

Prenatal screening is a non-invasive type of testing that is available to all pregnant individuals in Ontario.  Non-invasive means that there is no risk to the pregnant person or the baby.  Screening uses ultrasound, blood work or some combination of both to get information about the likelihood of a baby having a specific health condition. Screening tests do not tell you for sure if your baby has the condition, only what the chance is.

Prenatal Screening Ontario

BORN is home to Prenatal Screening Ontario - a provincial resource for patients, families, and health care providers for information and updates about prenatal screening in Ontario.

Visit Prenatal Screening Ontario to find:

  • Tools to help you with decision-making
  • Information about current screening tests
  • Tools to help you understand your results