Kate Gardiner, a certified Canadian genetic counsellor with +10 years in prenatal care and mom of two toddlers, will review current information about genetic screening relating to pregnancy, including the non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT). NIPT gives a pregnant individual information about the health of the developing baby by screening for common chromosome conditions as early as 9 weeks into pregnancy and can also potentially inform parents on the sex of the baby.
Kate Gardiner has been certified by both the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) and the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) for the past 10 years. As a genetic counsellor, she has had experience in Australian, Canadian and American healthcare systems, in hospital, private and laboratory settings, in the fields of preconception, prenatal, pediatric, adult and cancer genetics. She has been employed by LifeLabs for the past eight years, currently as the Senior Manager of Clinical Services