During pregnancy you can think about doing a screening for Down’s syndrome. More information about this test is available on RIVM and on prenatale screening.

If you run an increased risk of having a child with one of the syndromes, you will be eligible for follow-up testing (chorionic villus testing, amniocentesis and/or extensive ultrasound examination). The cost of these tests will then be covered by your health insurance company. In the case of women aged 36 or over, and those with a different indication, the health insurance company will cover the costs of follow-up testing, even if these expectant mothers have not had prenatal screening in advance.

Please be aware of the costs of this test, these are not standard reimbursed.