Genetics and Pregnancy Topics
Prenatal Testing Services: Kaiser Northern California Genetics website with detailed information regarding prenatal testing options including amniocentesis, CVS, Integrated screening and Quad screening.
Amniocentesis and CVS Brochure
Amniocentesis Brief Fact Sheet
CVS Brief Fact Sheet
Perinatologists: Home pages of the specialists who perform amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and targeted ultrasounds at Santa Teresa, Santa Clara and Hayward Kaiser facilities.
After Amniocentesis Instructions: Precautions and recommendations for women after a CVS or amniocentesis procedure.
CALIFORNIA PRENATAL SCREENING PROGRAM
Screen Positive Test Results: Booklets from the California Department of Health regarding positive screening results. Booklets available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
First Trimester Screen Positive (English)
Second Trimester Screen Positive (English)
ETHNICITY-BASED GENETIC SCREENING
Genetic Screening Program Overview of Kaiser Permanente's prenatal ethnicity-based genetic screening program. Includes detailed information regarding hemoglobin diseases (sickle cell disease, thalassemia), cystic fibrosis, Canavan disease, Tay Sachs disase, and familial dysautonomia.
Genetic Carrier Testing Brochure
OTHER USEFUL PRENATAL LINKS
California Teratogen Information Service: Contact information for California Pregnancy Risk Information Line. Specialists provide information by telephone regarding the effects of medications, drugs, chemicals, and infectious diseases during pregnancy
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists: Fact sheets regarding the effects of various medications and other exposures during pregnancy.
Folic Acid and Pregnancy: General information regarding the benefits of this vitamin in reducing the risk for certain types of birth defects.
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