A recommended examination
PRENATESTTM Prenatal Screening
Preparing for the Examination
- Prenatal screening (nuchal translucency): no preparation needed. It is important not to urinate before the exam.
- Obstetric ultrasound:
- For the 1st trimester and 18-20 weeks: you will need to drink 2 8-oz. (500 ml) glasses of water before the exam and do not urinate.
- For 21 weeks or more: drink 1 8-oz. (250 ml) glass of water before the exam and do not urinate.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).
If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1 833 590-2715.