Nuchal Translucency Practitioners
In March 2009, the California
Prenatal Screening (PNS) Program expanded to incorporate first-trimester serum
analytes and nuchal translucency (NT) examination data to provide
first-trimester combined screening for Down syndrome and Trisomy 18. The PNS
Program accepts NT data only from NT practitioners who are actively credentialed
by the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review Program (NTQR) or the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) and who
are registered with the California PNS Program. A full list of registered
practitioners is available on the Prenatal Screening Program website,
in the Resources for Patients section.
NT exam data may be submitted online by creating a Screening Information System (SIS account). Credentialed NT practitioners, or genetic counselors, licensed medical professionals, and certified medical assistants associated with a credentialed NT practitioner can create a SIS account by doing the following:
Credentialed NT practitioners:
If you are not a credentialed NT practitioner:
The above documents can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 510-412-1560. Once the Department receives all necessary documents, a SIS account will be created within 3-5 business days.