Since 2013, Medcan Genetics has offered pregnant women the most comprehensive prenatal screening available: a non-invasive blood test that can detect specific chromosome abnormalities as early as 10-weeks gestation.
I love my job because I get to support clients with the reliable information they seek in the most timely way possible.
Genetic counsellor insight
Every NIPT client meets with a board-certified genetic counsellor and reviews the test in detail, including potential risks, benefits, limitations and cover any questions they may have. This supportive environment allows clients to make informed decisions that are best for them.
Prenatal testing is a complex and ever-changing space, with many options available. The one-on-one sit down with the genetic counsellor offers context and comfort and has been described as invaluable by many of my clients.
Improved accuracy and early information
The results are typically available within five business days and are reviewed by a genetic counsellor. Remote consultations are also available. Being able to perform the test as early as 10-weeks gestation allows results to be received at an earlier stage. This gives clients more options for diagnostic testing and clinical decision making.
Reliable, comprehensive results
Medcan offers the verifi™ prenatal test by Illumina, which has many advantages, including:
Eligibility for NIPT
Women who are at least 10-weeks pregnant with a singleton or twin pregnancy are eligible for the test.
Jill Davies is the Director of Genetics at Medcan.