Hamilton Health Sciences
Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic


Information for Healthcare Providers

The PND Clinic accepts referrals for patients in LHIN 3 and LHIN 4. Please click here for more information about LHIN boundaries.

A healthcare provider’s referral is required for the first visit to the PND Clinic.

Please fax a completed referral form and all related information to 905-521-4955. The indication for referral and the urgency should be clearly identified.

Common indications for referral include:

  • Abnormal ultrasound findings
  • Positive prenatal screening (FTS, IPS or MSS)
  • Previous pregnancy with a birth defect, chromosome abnormality or genetic condition
  • Personal or family history of a birth defect, chromosome abnormality or genetic condition

Please note - The following indications are no longer routinely seen in the PND Clinic:

All referrals require a dating ultrasound that confirms a viable pregnancy.

If available, please also include:

  • Antenatal record
  • Blood group and antibody screen
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Any other ultrasound reports for the pregnancy
  • Prenatal screening report (FTS, IPS or MSS)
  • Reports from other specialists involved in this patient’s current care
  • Reports of abnormal findings in previous pregnancy or family member (ex. chromosome testing or specialist consultations)
  • Other laboratory tests related to the reason for referral

All referrals are reviewed by a genetic counsellor and are scheduled based on urgency.

Healthcare providers are encouraged to call the PND Clinic if they have any questions about whether or not to refer a patient to our service.

To discuss a referral, please call 905-521-2100 ext. 76247 to speak to a genetic counsellor.

To inquire about the status of a referral, please call 905-521-2100 ext. 73135 to speak with a business clerk.

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

Disclaimer: Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) offers Google Translate to better facilitate access for our community. However, HHS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of translations. Any and all health information should be verified by a health care professional.