Prenatal Diagnostic Counselling and Testing


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


This clinic sees women with an 'increased risk' on screening in early pregnancy. 

There is also a weekly clinic on Tuesday which undertakes prenatal diagnosis testing – amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

Where appropriate, non-invasive prenatal testing will be discussed.  Patients will be required to pay for this test to be carried out.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Details of testing and copy of result
  • Reason for prenatal diagnosis testing

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Obstetrics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Referral to be addressed to A/Prof. Boon Lim for 'increased risk' patients noting the previous antenatal referral and accompanied by a phone call to the Antenatal Clinic on (03) 6222 8686.

Referral can be made to a Genetic Counsellor to assist with decision making by faxing a referral to Dr David Amor and Genetic Counsellors on (03) 6173 0328. Patients will be contacted within 24 hours of referral.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Urgent / category 1

'Increased risk' on screening

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
– Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489


Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.


We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks


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