The Prenatal Screening Results Portal has launched!
The Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) now provides a secure online portal where the prenatal screening results ordered through the PNS Program can be viewed and downloaded electronically. The PNS Program will still mail paper mailers to providers ordering screening, but now providers will have an alternative option to review, print, and chart their patients' prenatal screening results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to view results on the portal?
Users will need the PNS form number that the specimen was originally submitted with and the patient's date of birth as submitted to the PNS Program (or updated by a case coordinator). To view an integrated result, the PNS form number of the valid second trimester specimen must be used.
Who has access to the portal?
Those who have access are medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, licensed midwives, and genetic counselors, all of whom are authenticated by their respective state licensing boards or governing bodies. Medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy also can delegate their access to support staff, such as nurses, medical assistants, office staff, ultrasonographers, etc. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and registered nurses (RNs) must be made delegates at this time, although GDSP is working with the Board of Registered Nursing to obtain direct license verification for nurses. Patients will not have access to the portal.
What security measures will be in place regarding access to the portal?
CDPH adheres to standard state agency security rules and practices for protecting personal health information. Multiple firewall layers and multi factor authentication are used to secure access, and all transactions are recorded and auditable.
Why won't coordinators just fax me results anymore?
In the past, coordinators have shared results as a courtesy. Case coordinator workload is expected to increase because of upcoming changes to the PNS Program. These demands will prevent coordinators from continuing with this courtesy service.